From Habiba Ibrahim-Sam
The first lady of Edo State has charged medical practitioners to take their profession as a calling and treat their patients with care and the professionalism that accords value to human life.
Mrs Betsy Obaseki gave the charge recently in a visit to the Edo State College of Nursing Sciences in Benin City to commission the institution’s new Information andCommunication Technology( ICT) Hub and declare a one day capacity building workshop for the students.
While addressing the students during the capacity building workshop, Obaseki urged them to recognise that they are valuable and to place human life above pecuniary benefits.
The Edo first lady who lauded the upgraded infrastructure in the school which was now adjudged to be the best in West Africa, expressed confidence that the institution will replicate same in the quality of graduates from the school.
The Edo commissioner for health, Professor Obehi Akoria in her response, called for humility among healthcare practitioners .
She said: “our profession calls for humility and as we merge humility with professionalism Edo State will become the trail blazer in the healthcare space globally and they will be saying ‘that is a heart doctor, that is a heart nurse, no wonder, they come from the Heartbeat of Nigeria’”.
Earlier, the provost of the institution, Professor Patricia Ukaigwe said they currently have 500 students in the institution.
She described the first lady of Edo, Betsy Obaseki as the Champion of the School for her immense contribution to developments in the health sector.