The Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) has tasked its members to shun unethical practices and corruption as part of their contribution to improve service delivery.
Mr Hussaini Ahmed, the National Vice President of the association, gave the task on Thursday in Keffi, Nasarawa State, while speaking at a one-day seminar on: “The Role of Health Workers In Clients’ Satisfaction: FMC Keffi in Focus”.
The seminar was organised by members of the association at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Keffi.
Ahmed enjoined them to adhere strictly to their professional ethics in the interest of the health sector.
In his paper titled: “The Importance of Membership in a Union”, he challenged the members to shame their detractors and temptations that would smear profession.
He noted that unethical practices engaged by some members had affected the lives of many Nigerians negatively, hence the need for health workers to shun unethical conducts.
“For us to satisfy patients adequately, we must shun unethical and other sharp practices capable of tarnishing our image, that of the health sector and the country at large,” he urged.
The labour leader said the union would continue to promote and protect the interest of members through improved welfare and working conditions.
Ahmed assured the members of the union readiness to continue to initiate good programmes that would have a direct bearing on their lives and Nigerians in general.
Mr Monday Otso, the state Chairman of the union, said the seminar was organised for members to acquaint them with modern knowledge of ensuring clients’ satisfaction in the centre.
While describing patients as “kings’’, Otso urged them and other health workers to always respect the right of patients to save human lives.
More than 1,400 members of the union are expected to be trained on patients’ satisfaction for quality healthcare delivery.
The association had in July 2017 organised a one-day seminar on “Work Ethics: A Panacea for Effective Service Delivery in a Tertiary Health Institution, FMC Keffi in Focus”.