The Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari has charged nurses to always embrace professionalism despite the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world.
Gambari was speaking at the Unveiling of the Special Edition of the Nurses Magazine “ the Rising Stars Health First” by the nurses in the state house clinic in Abuja on Thursday.
He said that there was need for the nurses to enhance their professionalism and the quality of services rendered in the challenging times.
He said the state house clinic was wearing a new face and as such the best was good enough for nurses to deliver quality services to the clinic.
Also, the Permanent Secretary, State House, Mr Tijjani Umar, said that the institutional capacity of the state house clinic was of paramount importance to address the health need of the President, Vice President and their families.
“ The health of the President, Vice President and families is important to us. They need to be healthy to give us the great leadership that we need.
“ So we have to continue to build the institutional capacity of the state house clinic.
“ The COVID-19 has affected our country in a negative way, so there is need for us to build the capacity of the clinic to address the challenges brought by the pandemic,” he said.
He added that recently, an isolation centre and a molecular laboratory was inaugurated in the clinic to allow the users have the required facilities.
He therefore said that a number of projects would soon be inaugurated in the clinic as a commitment of addressing health related issues in the country.
Meanwhile, Mrs Habiba Ahmed, Head of Nursing in the state house clinic called for a level playing ground for nurses to enable them perform their roles.
Ahmed said that the nurses played important role to augment the role of the physicians in the hospital, saying that without the nurses, the physicians cannot perform their roles adequately.