Nurses urged to show passion and respect to patients - DCE
Apam(C/R), Feb. 6, GNA - Mr Theophilus Aidoo-Mensah, District Chief Executive (DCE) for Gomoa West has called on nurses and other paramedical staffs to show compassion and respect for patients who visited their health facilities.
He said any negative tendencies that can undermine their work must be avoided.
Mr Aidoo-Mensah expressed these sentiments at the 2014 Annual Performance Review of the Gomoa West District Health Directorate of the Ghana Health Service at Apam.
He said nurses must work with passion and emulate the good example of Miss Florence Nightingale, who introduced the Nursing profession.
According to the DCE the situation where some nurses exhibited disrespect and arrogance at the health facilities towards patients and visitors must be stopped.
The DCE commended respectful, honesty, hardworking and dedicated Nurses in the various district hospitals and urged them to maintain that spirit.
The DCE said the government has approved the construction of a Polyclinic at Gomoa Dawurampong this year, adding that the Chiefs and elders have released land for the project.
According to Mr Aidoo-Mensah, the Gomoa West Assembly has made provision in the 2015 budget for the construction of nurses quarters at all Community-Based Health Centers (CHIP) in the district.
He said the National Premix Fuel Committee has also approved the construction of a Clinic at Gomoa Abrekum to cater for the fisher folks in the area.
The DCE said the contract has been awarded and work would soon start.
Dr Liuz Amoussou-Gohoungo, Gomoa West District Director of Health Service, advised the nurses and other staffs to desist from acts which would deter patients from patronizing the health facilities for medical treatment.
Dr Amoussou-Gohoungo said the mission of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) is to render excellent and quality health services to the public.
He said the Gomoa West District recorded 74 cases of cholera with one death in 2014, while confirmed malaria cases recorded increased from 11,887 cases in 2013 to 12,914 cases in 2014.