As Nigeria is finally waking up to the defying reality of COVID-19, the Association (NANNM) shares the worries and pains of the Government and people particularly the Lagosians.
There is no doubt that the situation has put everyone on the edge because of the increasing threat and associated daunting consequences cum responsibilities.
The association more than ever hereby pledges the assurances and commitment of her members, being the largest and frontine professional group in the Health Care Industry to supporting all efforts/measures, that are geared towards provision of service that can mitigate and combat he devasting effects of the notorious – pandemic infection.
However, the Association places high premium on the lives and safety of Nurses as caregivers who must first stay safe in order to care for others.
Accordingly, I have the directives of the state leadership to request the management of all institutions and hospitals where Nurses provide services, as a matter of responsibility and urgency make available adequate Personal protective equipment (PPE), including but not limited to provision of running water with soap and sanitizer for hands washing and where necessary effective arrangement for transportation for Nurses and other Health workers who are equally at high risk.
Consequently, we are constrained to add that, Nurses at this juncture have been directed not to risk their lives where PPEs are not available or provided by any hospital Management and advised to withdraw services until such as supplied to protect themselves.
Kindly accept the assurances of our commitment to health for all.
For: NANNM Lagos State Council
Comrade Akinfenwa A. Olabode