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  1. 1

    Funke

    you can have assistant to other profession but not to ones that deal with human life. We are dealing with humans not log of wood. Can you leave your life in the hands of these so called auxiliary nurses if you or any of your relative is sick? When your so called trainee now perform blunder you will now say a Nurse did it. Probably if these so called auxiliary perform there blunder and the person who trained him or her is been arrested along and his license is been revoked then you will know the gravity of your words and actions. Please have regard for human life

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      Theophilus

      Your argument is more like that of a stack illiterate. You ought to have refined yourself before the public post. I pray God to give you a common sense, which is far from you. Who would have been this biased if not educated illiterate? How often do you the services your so called auxiliary nurses for your love ones? Do you address your trainees as auxiliary nurses when they commit the atrocities? How many times have you told your clients that they will be served by auxiliary nurses? Or do you think they are not supposed to know? In fact, I pity clients that patronize you either in public or private set up because you just told the world how blank you are. I doubt if you passed through the wall of the university not to talk of being a medical doctor. Could it be that you are using a stolen certificate or you are a native doctor? Only God knows. May God save His own people from you

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    Olowookere Gbenga 07033658224

    Dear Doctor, I guess you are a graduate of a Nigerian medical college where the whole embodiment of your knowledge was piled and compressed into a formal guideline called the curriculum. This guides you in your quest to be medically useful to the nation’s healthcare delivery system. it is however highly retrogressive that with the years you spent in such your training school, you could still be lacking basic knowledge and concept of education, training and professionalism. Your analysis as to the fact that all are guilty cannot be done away with but when you begin to call quackery another name that never existed in our so great a nation in order to maximize profit through cheap labour of employing and training quacks in the noble nursing profession as “auxiliary nurses” and yet still not been able to employ your lips to cover your dental caries. It is rather ignominious. Nigeria Doctors are intelligent and as such it is not surprising that you are left to your opinion in this regard because all health professionals in Nigeria are forming a formidable team in safeguarding the health of the common man. Therefore, I called on NMA to explore the medical profession and lavage it of elements of ill health like you. In developed world as you mentioned, there are no auxiliary nurse but nurse auxiliaries which implies an assistant to the professional Nurses. These are trained by the nurse and are thus certified through a well formal curriculum and registered. Nigeria constitution and scheme of service never accord any mention to such.
    My dear Doctor, It is time to ward off your ego and stop inciting other Doctors of high repute and the knowledgeable against other healthcare team members who are relentlessly sanitizing the menace in the delivery of qualitative healthcare services to all. Health assistant are being formally trained in the school of health technology. It is high time to correct your folly and seek understanding. Thank you.

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  3. 3

    johnnydEn

    Hi, of course this post is actually good and I have learned lot of things from it regarding blogging. thanks.
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  4. 4

    toyin

    NMA has ended up producing a quack like you.Guess you need a mental state examination!

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    Victor

    Hey Doc, I am sorry but I have to say this, how did you manage make it through medical school?

    “S2_(1-2) of the Nursing and Midwifery ACT states that (1) Any person not being a person duly registered under this Act who- (a) for or in expectation of reward practises or holds himself out to practise as such; or (b) without reasonable excuse takes or uses any name, title, addition or description implying that he is authorised by law to practise as a nurse or midwife, is guilty of an offence under this section. (2) Any person who employs any unregistered person as a nurse or midwife is guilty of an offence under this section and liable on conviction to be punished as provided in this section”

    Clearly stated; what do ur so-called aux-nurses pose themselves as and what role do they take-up in ur unaccreditable hospitals?

    Mr self-acclaimed Doctor, why not just train these people and tag them auxiliary doctors?

    Moreover, you unreasonably juxtaposed pharmacy technicians with ‘auxiliary nurses’, are you aware at all that pharmacy technicians are well schooled and they also have legal practising licence??

    Doc, gather your points well and understand simple sentences before daring to challenge an authorised body..fortunately you even quoted the ‘Nurses Act’, but unfortunately you could not interprete correctly what you quoted. So disappointing and disheartening.

    You stated in your epistle that someone threatened to sue the national newspaper that used the title Nurse wrongly; and in your stupidity you started stating the different forms of nurses; (nurse maid, wet nurse, nursing assistant, nurse an idea…) then, was the proper adjective applied in that publication? at least to clearly depict that it was an auxiliary nurse??

    Bros, there are better and honourable ways of gaining fame and entering into lime light..WORK HARDER

    I’m sure you are one of those seekers of cheap services of quacks.

    I am a Registered Nurse practitioner and an advocate at that.

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    Emmanuel

    Dats is your own opinion but you cant be training them and given them licence as any form of nurse since you are bind to the constitution to do so

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    Ghepia

    Mseeeeeew,
    What is this man saying? I use to have respect for medical officers taking them to be well learned but this article has degraded their prestige. I am not a health professional but I know that nursing and medicine are special fields that should not be assigned to quacks (auxiliary) because for mechanics, a mistake can be corrected but for them who deal directly with life, any mistake can claim life and life lost cannot be regained. I also know that nursing and medicine are two parallel professions that a nurse should not claim to train a medical officer neither can a medical officer claim to train a nurse. I am in fact, highly disappointed that a doctor whom we highly esteem and expect to be at a forefront in the fight against quackery in the health sector is the one defending the scourge (auxiliary). We need quality nurses and doctors and not quantity and on the ownership of hospitals, I hope to believe that any one can own a hospital provided he/ she is capable of maintaining quality and employing well trained personnel, not quacks. please, don’t be selfish and sentiment, be prudent in your defense.
    Note: the missionaries were theologians but established hospitals and employed very good highly skilled health workers, and even established medical schools and bulk of our prudent doctors in Nigeria and beyond are their products. I do not know what you are talking about. to me, you are only establishing NANNM’s popularity in fight against quackery in the health sector.

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  8. 8

    kenny

    Why not train auxiliary doctors you fools ,since you are licensed to treat you professional colleagues. Is it not the responsibility of the NMA to train nurses, you guys must be very confused.

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    Emmanuel

    “Unlicensed assistive personnel are important members of the health care team who often hold a high level of experience and ability. While they do not require extensive health care training to practice their profession, a high level of manual dexterity and good interpersonal communication skills are usually necessary. They often undergo some formal education, apprenticeship or on-the-job training in areas such as body mechanics, nutrition, anatomy and physiology, cognitive impairments and mental health issues, infection control, personal care skills, and records-keeping.[4][10][11][12] Most community colleges offer CNA training in one semester. However, there are other sources that offer accelerated programs. Many nursing homes will actually pay for their employees to take CNA training on the premise that once completed the student will then work for them.”

    The above was copied from Wikipedia. Now, Mr. Writer, where is your curriculum for these supposed auxiliary nurses? If you have one, was it provided by an educational institution or regulating body that ensures for educational activities? The answer is obvious, you don’t have answers to these questions. The US and UK you cite as examples have standardized educational institutions and programs that even with all your ego as a Nigerian medical doctor, who perhaps must have spent up to 10 years in school from failing of courses and so forth, would still be made to sit exams and have some abridged programs in order to be legible to practice, shows that the difference is clear. The person you refer to as a UAP has more knowledge that some RNs in Nigeria and those you call interns or even nurse practitioners are more knowledgeable than some doctors produced in this country. At least, a world acclaimed interventional cardiologist, I happened to work with back then in Enugu narrated his story the first time he stepped his foot on the American soil with all his ego as a Nigerian doctor. He learnt a lot from supposedly inexperienced medical interns or so.

    Going by your narrative, you are amongst the numerous criminals perpetuating this henious crime against humanity by training your local community girls who hardly had formal education to handle syringes and humans with impunity. You indicted yourself by saying that all fake doctors should be clamped down on and so forth. True to that statement of yours, I wholeheartedly believe that that’s the Nobel thing to do to save our society from quackey and impersonation. Nevertheless, you saw no qualms in producing illiterate fake nurses who do all what not. You must be sent to a terrorist prison for justifying this inhuman act against humanity.
    Without mincing words and without any prejudice, I make bold to say that until professionals start running the activities of healthcare business in Nigeria, we would ever be hunted by this egomaniac, hydra headed doctor supremacy that has plunged our healthcare system into a state of quagmire. Professor Oshotimeyen or so was one time minister of health of this country. He is not a medical doctor. Nevertheless, he did well. All over the world, the HR managers are in charge of recruitment and of course, a doctor should have a human face. Apart from medicine, he/she should know sociology and psychology in dealing with humans. So, what’s the big deal that a nurse interviewed a doctor? If not for arrogance on your part, you wouldn’t even have mentioned it. Do you know how many doctors I trained on SmartEMR? Stress test etc. That’s to show that no one is an island not even Trump.

    To conclude, my brother, snap it and get real. If you and your cohorts continue to endeanger public safety by training nonentities to assume a role of a regulated profession like nursing, be rest assured that your ass will be kicked sooner than you realized it.

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    Icon

    You must be out of your mind for wrtting this trash

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    Emeka

    Dr. Paul, it is obvious that you neither understand the roles/responsibilities of a Nurse/Midwife nor know the status of Nursing practice in Nigeria.

    Anything in uniform especially in private hospitals answers a nurse, including the cleaners.

    There is no limitation to their extent of “nursing practice”.

    Doctors, including you Paul are the architecture of quackery in nursing practice.
    You do so simply because they will accept your peanut offer in name of salary.

    “Why won’t they accept when they don’t know what it takes to be a Nurse/Midwife”.

    So many Registered and Graduate Nurses are unemployed because of this so called auxiliary nursing, so don’t even use inadequate manpower as an excuse for quackery in nursing.

    Stating that Nursing and other health professions are allowed to practice as a result of inadequate medical and dental professionals makes one wonder if you know your professional boundary.

    Nursing is a profession and NOT in any way under medical practice, even though we share some things in common.

    Why don’t you encourage training of auxiliary doctors to augment the universal shortage?
    Must it be nursing?

    If you think that your long epistles will make you win the case, then you must get ready for episode 2 because we’re ready to restore the dignity of nursing practice in Nigeria.

    I’m a graduate Nurse and I just want to make a common sense.

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  12. 12

    Ghepia

    Mseeeeeew,
    What is this man saying? I
    use to have respect for
    medical officers taking
    them to be well learned
    but this article has
    degraded their prestige. I
    am not a health
    professional but I know
    that nursing and medicine
    are special fields that
    should not be assigned to
    quacks (auxiliary) because
    for mechanics, a mistake
    can be corrected but for
    them who deal directly
    with life, any mistake can
    claim life and life lost
    cannot be regained. I also
    know that nursing and
    medicine are two parallel
    professions that a nurse
    should not claim to train a
    medical officer neither can
    a medical officer claim to
    train a nurse. I am in fact,
    highly disappointed that a
    doctor whom we highly
    esteem and expect to be at
    a forefront in the fight
    against quackery in the
    health sector is the one
    defending the scourge
    (auxiliary). We need quality
    nurses and doctors and not
    quantity and on the
    ownership of hospitals, I
    hope to believe that any
    one can own a hospital
    provided he/ she is
    capable of maintaining
    quality and employing well
    trained personnel, not
    quacks. please, don’t be
    selfish and sentiment, be
    prudent in your defense.
    Note: the missionaries
    were theologians but
    established hospitals and
    employed very good highly
    skilled health workers, and
    even established medical
    schools and bulk of our
    prudent doctors in Nigeria
    and beyond are their
    products. I do not know
    what you are talking about.
    to me, you are only
    establishing NANNM’s
    popularity in fight against
    quackery in the health
    sector.

    Reply

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