REGISTRAR, Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN), Dr Farouk Umar, Abubakar says that nurses and midwives kind the best proportion of Nigeria’s healthcare professionals, thus the council’s resolve to meet its statutory mandate of making certain high quality nursing providers and training.
Dr Abubakar made the remarks on the inauguration of the council’s new zonal workplace in Ibadan, saying the council’s zonal workplace was to make sure that the council might complement the provision of nursing providers and training within the totally different components of the nation.
In keeping with Dr Abubakar, the brand new NMCN’s zonal workplace is to serve Oyo, Osun and Kwara states however was established in Oyo State as a result of the state homes the best variety of nurses in south-western Nigeria and it’s vital to nursing manpower growth.
He added: “Nursing has had a base in Oyo State. If you’re in search of excellence in nursing training and follow, it’s in Oyo State.
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Due to this fact, we should web site a zonal workplace right here to be able to complement the provision of nursing providers on this a part of the nation.
“At the moment, the council now has 16 zonal workplaces within the nation to deliver providers nearer to the folks. Our statutory providers have gone digital and folks can entry all our providers inside 24 hours and get no matter they need inside 24 hours.”
Oyo State Commissioner for Well being, Dr Taiwo Ladipo, famous that the zonal workplace would ease transactions with the council on nursing training, registration and different actions.
He acknowledged that the state’s School of Nursing is being expanded to incorporate the neighborhood midwifery scheme to impression public well being, particularly on the main well being care degree.
Earlier, the manager secretary, Oyo State Well being Insurance coverage Company, Dr Sola Akande, stated nurses had been main stakeholders within the supply of well being care providers and attainment of common well being protection, and warranted of the company’s steady collaboration with the council within the attainment of its mandates throughout the nation.