Allopathic Hospital Awards Best Student
Dir. Alhaji Suliaman Kabbah’s Allopathic Hospital at Poyo Bar, Calaba Town, in the east end of the capital city of Freetown, past Sunday night awarded a female student, Kadiatu Deen, as best student of the year at a ceremony held at Zion Hall, Kissy in the east of Freetown.
Two other female students also received awards.
The award night ceremony attracted representatives from various sectors in society including, the Ministry of Health and Sanitation and other line ministries.
A short skit was presented by students on their responsibilities as nurses, such as, how to communicate as a nurse to patients in hospital as well as how nurses should behave while on duty in hospitals.
In an interview, the Hospital Administrator, David A. B. Turay, who spoke on behalf of the Sister- in- Charge Jennifer Harding, said the award night was for the students to showcase what they have learnt from the nursing school, in addition to encouraging students to be studious in their course.
He furthered that the ceremony was also organized to bring to the notice of the relevant health stakeholders the activities of the hospital as well as help generate revenue for the administration of the hospital.
According to the Hospital Administrator, the three students are among the final year students in the nursing school in the hospital who commenced practical work past Wednesday, 10th May, 2017, in various hospitals and other health facilities in the east of Freetown.
He said four students are currently at the Allopathic Hospital and twelve others at the ADRA Hospital, Waterloo and the Blessed Mokaba Hospital, Sibthorpe Street while five are at the Obaneh hospital, Old Wharf, Wellington in Freetown.
Turay added that the nursing school is offering Certificate in Nursing Aid and students are expected to spend two successive years during which period students are sent on practical’s to assess their performance level before being awarded certificates.
He recalled Dr. Kabbah’s assurance to empower youth in the area of job creation and realization of their talents.
According to Dr. Alhaji Sulaiman Kabbah, the establishment of the hospital is to see how best traditional doctors can work side-by-side with conventional doctors, citing as example how Senegal, Ghana and others have benefited through skills and knowledge from the partnership.
By Amadu Kargbo
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