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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Health Minister warns practitioners on unethical conducts

MEDICAL personnel must show dedication to the code of conduct guiding their profession to achieve quality services and effective delivery warns Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, at the opening ceremony of the 31st Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference of the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) held at Central Hotel, Kano, Thursday.
He charged the participants: “You will do well therefore, to familiarise yourselves with the Code of Professional Ethics and avoid those pitfalls that can bring the profession and you into disrepute. I enjoin you to observe those sublime traditions that have made medicine the noblest of all professions.”

 Chukwu also urged them to exhibit the highest level of personal discipline, adding that they must do everything humanly possible to prevent encroachment by charlatans.
    “When you do all of these, including an unshakeable commitment to the principles of clinical governance and accountability for your actions or inactions, you shall have assisted the MDCN (Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria) in no small way in regulating medical practice in the country.”
    On his part, Kano State governor, Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso (represented by the Commissioner of Health, Dr. Abubakar Labaran Nuhu) urged the professionals to stick to their ethics of practice, saying it was as a result of the importance his administration attached to the profession that the state sent students abroad to study Medicine and Pharmacy.

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