The permanent secretary Ministry of Defence, Dr. Ibrahim Kana has called on the Nigerian Medical Association and the association of Nigerian nurses and midwives to work together harmoniously for better service delivery.
Dr. Kana made the call when the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives paid him a courtesy visit on Thursday, June 1 2023 in his office in Abuja.
In a signed statement by the Director, Press & Public Relations,
Victoria Agba-Attah, the permanent secretary said the partnership between doctors and nurses would bring about better service delivery which would translate into a healthy growth of the Nation.
He addd that the Ministry has repositioned its health sector by establishing only one Armed Forces Medical Corps to reduce the healthcare problems peculiar to personnel during war and the public at large.
Dr. Kana explained that the new system would encourage adequate training and retraining of health workers for improved professionalism.
Earlier in her remarks, the chairman of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives, Abuja chapter, Comrade Deborah Yusufu appreciated the Permanent Secretary for his support and timely intervention in the Affairs of the Ministry of Defence unit of the Association.
She commended the Permanent Secretary for ensuring that the uniform allowance of the Nurses in the MOD unit was paid for two years, pointing out that they have enjoyed the privilege in courtesy of the Permanent Secretary.
The highpoint of the courtesy call was the presentation of an Award of Appreciation to the Permanent Secretary in Honour of his service to mankind, while they noted that the association will honour him in a grand style during the nurses week scheduled to take place soon.