The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba, has urged the Federal Authorities to right away start the fee of hazard allowance to well being staff within the nation.
Wabba made the decision on the 2022 annual FCT Nurses Week/Scientific Workshop of the Nationwide Affiliation of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives on Thursday in Abuja.
The theme of the workshop is: “Put money into Nursing and respect rights to safe international well being.”
Wabba stated the allowance has been reviewed however fee is but to start.
“Many well being staff have fallen sufferer to illnesses in caring for sufferers. I salute the nurses and Midwives, your reward is just not solely in heaven however right here on earth. I urge you to be taught so you’ll be able to discharge high quality healthcare service to Nigerians.”
”The fee of hazard allowance will enhance the morale of our well being staff within the nation
”The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the invaluable function of nurses,” he stated and paid tribute to those that died of their bid to curtail the COVID -19 pandemic by preserving lives.
“Nurses and Midwives because the smile of life. They occupy particular locations within the coronary heart of all Nigerians.
“In addition they occupy a really particular place within the well being system of each nation. There can be no future within the well being sector with out nurses.
“You’re the soul of the well being system, it takes a motherly coronary heart and compassion to be a nurse. That is the form of coronary heart that should outline our well being sector,” he stated.
He recommended the Minister of the FCT, Malam Mohammed Bello for immediate fee of healthcare staff.
Wabba referred to as for improved wages for nurses, saying: ”a hungry employee can not present high quality well being providers”.
Talking, Bello, recommended the roles nurses play within the healthcare system.
”Nurses ought to be seen because the epitome of kindness. There’s a have to assist and shield them in different to strengthen the well being system,’ ‘Bello stated.
He recommended the function performed by the FCT nurses within the COVID-19 pandemic, saying “for this, we stay eternally grateful.”
He stated that nurses and different well being staff have continued to be on the entrance line in combating malaria, hen pox, and different well being points, including that FCT would proceed to assist the welfare of our healthcare suppliers.
Additionally talking, Rep. Yusuf Sununu, the Chairman of the Home Committee on Well being Providers, referred to as for a stronger relationship within the well being sector between docs and nurses, describing it as essential in attaining international well being.
He expressed shock that over 1,700 nurses had left the nation for what he described as greener pastures whereas commending those that determined to remain again and assist the nation’s well being system.
He urged nurses to respect sufferers and likewise referred to as on sufferers to reciprocate the gesture, including that some sufferers frown on the behavour they expertise within the hospital, “they usually stated they are going to fairly die at residence than the hospital.”
“If we will change our angle in direction of sufferers, it should augur properly as a result of phrases heal quicker than medication.
Mr. Nnachi Michael, the Nationwide President of NANNM stated that the nurses have been working in a really troublesome surroundings and that’s the reason they hold speaking about mind drain.
He stated if nothing was executed to arrest the development, the well being sector may collapse whereas urging the federal authorities to dedicate 15 per cent of the annual nationwide funds to the well being sector.
He referred to as for compensation and remuneration for nurses by way of welfare.
The lawmaker referred to as for an improved wage bundle for staff by giving 70 per cent of the consolidated wage to scale back the mind drain.
He stated nurses are compassionate and humble, however the workload tends to have an effect on them as a result of they’re additionally human beings, including that different incentives mandatory would cut back mind drain.