Prioritise interest of nurses – Oyeniyi Urges Govt.

By Yetunde Oke

A retired Nurse at Kingston and St. Andrew’s Health Department, Jamaica, Pastor Olusola Oyeniyi, has urged government to intensify efforts in addressing issues concerning Nurses in the country.

Pastor Oyeniyi said this while featuring on Pensioners FM programme “Grey Hair” which profiles the past lives of the elderly.

According to Pastor Oyeniyi, poor welfarism, deteriorating medical infrastructure, low budget allocation and brain drain are some of the issues that must be tackled by the government for nurses to thrive.

Pastor Oyeniyi noted that government can prioritise the interest of nurses through training and absorption of more nurses, subsidise training expenses, increase salaries, provide a better working environment and offer loans for housing and other basic amenities.

The retired nurse who also served as a Chief Nurse Tutor at School of Nursing, Eleyele Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, noted that the behaviour of a nurse must serve as a reassurance to relatives of patients, urging them to be professional in the discharge of their duties.

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