THE Nurses and Midwifery Council of Nigeria on Tuesday lamented the death of its colleague who died in a Lagos private hospital after contracting Ebola virus while discharging her professional duty.
Chairman of the Boad, Alhaji Mustapha Jumare expressed his grief at an examiners workshop with the theme, 'Professional Examination for Nurses and Midwives in Nigeia, Prospect and Challenges in a Technological Era', held at Zaranda Hotel Bauchi. "While we condole with the family, friends well wishers of our colleague, who died in Lagos of the Ebola disease, I also wish to advise nurses and midwives to take adequate precautionary measures while discharging their duties. Hospitals would not survive without nurses so there is a need for us to be more careful."
Jumare said that the workshop was organised to update and equip Its current and prospective examiners in the assessment of students in the classroom, clinical setting and in the conduct of professional examinations to measure up with international best practices.
According to Jumare, at the end of the workshop nurses and midwives ought to have acquired knowledge about online portal of the Nurses and Midwifery Council of Nigeria and utilise the information communication technology for indexing and examination registration of students and candidates.
Elaborating further on the objectives of the seminar, Jumare added, "the aim of the workshop is to improve the skills of examiners to effectively assess candidates during schools, council's professional examinations in order to produce competent Nurses and Midwife practitioners.
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