Psychiatric Nurses Lament State Of Facilities
Psychiatric Nurses have complained of increasing workload following the spate of migration of health workers from the country.
The nurses, under the auspice of the Association of Psychiatric Nurses of Nigeria, say that psychiatric hospitals nationwide are facing an acute shortage of health workers, and obsolete equipment.
The outgoing chairman of the association, Mohammed Harunah, expressed the concern on Sunday, during the National Delegate Conference of the association and the inauguration of a new caretaker committee at the Neuro Psychiatric Hospital, Aro, Abeokuta.
According to him, psychiatric hospitals nationwide requires an urgent upgrading, in order to enhance service delivery.
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He also calls for improved condition of service, including appropriate remuneration, to prevent health workers from resorting to loans to meet their basic needs.
Meanwhile, the five men caretaker committee has been appointed to run the association for three months before the election of the new national executive council.
The caretaker committee is headed by Onunka Godspower while Ushingid Godwin Adede is the secretary), and Aminu Garba (Financial Secretary),
Other members are Fatima Abdullahi (Treasurer) and Maryam Gali Bongor (Auditor 1).