No Healthcare without Nurses, Midwives says Dr. Sesay
Member of Parliament representing Constituency 063, Hon. Dr. Abdulai B. Daniel Sesay at Yele Town in Gbonkolenken Chiefdom Tonkolili District, Northern Province has said that without midwives and nurses, there is no good healthcare service delivery. (Photo: Chairman on Health and Sanitation Hon. Dr. A B D Sesay)
Hon. Dr. A B D Sesay made this statement at the launching ceremony of four strategic draft policy documents for the improvement of quality Nursing and Midwifery education practice and regulations organized by the Directorate of Nursing and Midwifery services in collaboration with the Nurses and Midwives Board of Sierra Leone health development partners on the Theme “ Nursing and Midwifery making a difference in achieving universal health coverage for improved health outcome” at the Miatta Conference Hall, Brookfield’s, in Freetown.
Speaking on the relevance of the launching, Hon. Dr. A B D Sesay noted that; over the years there have been huge extent challenges with regards reports from various communities against nurses blaming unnecessary malpractices especially at PCMH and the Chinese Hospital.
One of the leading hospital doctors based in Makeni city who also doubles as Chairman on Parliamentary Oversight Committee in the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS), Hon. Sesay furthered that; Parliament will continue to provide support leadership to the medical midwives service delivery adding that the field of nursing has been undertaken positive impacts and drastic change towards improving the health sector.
He added that; the ceremony is a step in the right direction and commended the directorate of nursing for a job well done in ensuring firm strategies are put in place with regulations in the new existing curriculum to improve and ensure the nursing profession practice change positively
Hon. Dr. A B D Sesay also emphasized on the need to pay greater attention in elevating the field of nursing to provide the much needed supports. He also emphasized on the important of the theme.
The MP also in supportive of the strategic policy document gears towards regulating nursing training, midwifery policy, student clerical policy framework for nursing and midwifery programs in Sierra Leone.
By: Mohamed Y. Turay
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