The Principal of the Seventh Day Adventist Nursing Training College, has appealed to health professionals to stay in the country after their training to contribute to the improvement of the health delivery system.

Mr Daniel Atta-Tuffuor said medical professionals should be more patriotic and ensure that the nation derived optimal benefit from the huge investments in their training. Mr Atta-Tuffuor was speaking at the sixth matriculation ceremony of the college at Kwadaso in Kumasi. He counselled the students not to put money ahead of their service to humanity.

A total of 211 students were admitted to pursue Diploma in General Nursing for the 2010/2011 academic year, out of which 131 are females. “Improvement in nursing care, the role of the missionary trained nurse” was the theme. He described the number of nurses and other health professionals in the country as inadequate and said this was posing a challenge to government’s efforts at making quality health care accessible to every Ghanaian.

The Principal counselled nurses to put up good behaviour and treat patients with respect and dignity, reminding them that “service to mankind is service to God”. The college combines nursing training with Christian education to help meet not only the professional needs of the students but their moral, social and spiritual health as well.

Mr Atta-Tuffuor asked the students to be disciplined while their parents should support them with their training needs. He pleaded with the government and non-governmental organisations to provide the school with vehicles to support clinical work of the students as well as computers, teaching and learning materials.
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Source: GNA