Dr. Kana Restates Need For Harmony Between Doctors, Nurses

The permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Dr. Ibrahim Abubakar Kana mni has emphasized the need for harmony and cordial relationship between the Nigerian Medical Association and the Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives for better service delivery.

Dr. Kana made the call Thursday when the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives paid a courtesy visit on him at the Ship House in Abuja.

Kana said that partnership between doctors and nurses would bring about better service delivery which would translate into a healthy growth of the Nation.

He explained that the Ministry of Defence has repositioned its health sector by establishing only one Armed Forces Medical Corps to reduce the healthcare problems peculiar to personnel during war and the public at large.

Dr. Kana added that the new system would encourage adequate training and retraining of health workers for improved professionalism.

Earlier in her remarks, the chairman of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives, Abuja chapter, Comrade Deborah Yusufu appreciated the Permanent Secretary for his support and timely intervention in the Affairs of the Ministry of Defence unit of the Association.

She commended the Permanent Secretary for ensuring that the uniform allowance of the Nurses in the MOD unit was paid for two years.

The highlight of the courtesy call was the presentation of an Award of Appreciation to the Permanent Secretary in Honour of his service to mankind, she hinted that the association will honour him in a grand style during the nurses week scheduled to take place soon.

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