Saturday, 31 December 2016

Nigerian nurses threaten to sue PUNCH

In a swift reaction to the editorial titled: Nurse pulls off baby's hand during delivery written by Punch newspaper , Nurses across the country have taken the editors of punch to task over their continued use of the word "Nurse" in their headlies to cover headline stories involving "Quacks" across the country.
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The Chairman National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Lagos State Council, Comrade Awojide, Olurotimi Julius in a letter to the punch newspaper said:
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"The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, Lagos State Council is highly perturbed by this publication and wonders whether people are really knowledgeable about who is a Nurse. We hold your newspaper in high esteem and by this we expect correct information at all times. Nursing is a noble profession and Nurses are well trained scientifically to identity complications at anytime.
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By emphasis, let me briefly describe a Nurse; a Nurse is someone who having acquired minimum of five credits at GCE " O" level in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and English is then admitted into an accredited Basic School of Nursing or Department of Nursing in a University for 3 and 5 years respectively and obtain Registered Nurse certificate or Bachelor of Nursing Science degree.
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 By this information we expected your title of the story to read FAKE NURSE.  We want to passionately appeal to you to join us in waging war against quackery in Nursing profession.
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One of the dangers of quackery is what we are witnessing now.  I want to assure you that as Nurses we are committed to providing qualitative and Evidence Based Nursing Practice to the citizenry. Our goal is for our clients to attain, maintain or recover optimal health and quality of life.
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Thanking you for your expected cooperation in the struggle to eradicate quackery in Nursing.
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God bless you.

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