Nurses in government hospitals in Lagos State have been reminded of the need for painstaking dedication to the calling of their profession .
They were also asked to refrain from acts capable of dragging the name of the profession into the mud.
Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Health Services Commission, LSHSC, Jemilade Longe, gave the advice in Ijede in his speech at a two-day seminar organised by the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Mid-wives, Ijede Chapter, to sentise the Nurses on emergency preparedness during the time of disaster.
Longe assured them of the state government’s preparedness to equip the hospital to meet up with international standard.
He also advised them to act promptly in the time of disaster and give prompt medical attention to patients irrespective of their situation.
Earlier, the Apex nurse, Ijede General Hospital, Adepoju Ademidun disclosed that only thirty-three nurses and sixteen doctors served the whole Ijede Community and other Communties, stressing that the hospital will need more hands to enhance the performance of their duties.
She thanked the State Government for providing the hospital with necessary equipment,while assuring that the nurses would reciprocate the gesture by exhibiting unequalled commitment to duty.