Nursing Education Crucial to Medical Sector—LASUTH CMD
By Aduragbemi Omiyale
The important role of nursing education in the medical sector has again been emphasised by the chief medical director of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Prof Adetokunbo Fabamwo.
Recently, a team from the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (MNCN) paid a visit to the management of the hospital as part of activities for the accreditation of the Lagos State College of Nursing in Igando.
While speaking during the visit, the LASUTH chief said the hospital wants to be accredited as nursing students from private universities are now being sent to the hospital for training.
Professor Fabamwo also charged the team to strive in continuing to upgrade the nursing education as he expresses that the management of the hospital was highly committed to maintaining a happy and progressive environment of service being a forward-looking and highly progressive hospital.
However, he lamented that the younger nurses are not as committed as the older ones, noting that this is seen from the rate of resignation and migration of nurses abroad.
But he said in Lagos State, the necessary strategies have been put in place to address this issue, thanking Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for “graciously (approving) the provision of exit replacement.”
In her remarks, the Provost of the Lagos State College of Nursing Igando, Mrs Oyefunso Orenuga, thanked the Chief Medical Director for receiving and training their students in the hospital and stated the purpose of the accreditation visit was a step in charting a way forward for the nursing profession.
The leader of the accreditation team, Director, Nursing Services, Ministry of Health, Ondo State, Mrs Alice Ogundele affirmed that the hospital staff was in sync with its mission of delivering services in a friendly environment as she observed the nurses discharging their duties in a friendly manner and at par with the nursing services standards.
Mrs Ogundele thanked the hospital for her support while admonishing the nurses to keep up the tempo as she charged them to provide directional signs, caution ramps, colour codes for some units and segregation ramps.