By Daniel Tyokua
The wife of Bwari Area Council chairman, Mrs. Juliana Dikko has charged medical practitioners in the district to ensure safety tips and remain patience in their dealings with patients.
Mrs. Dikko made the charge when she visited Bwari and Kubwa General Hospital in Abuja on Tuesday.
She urged the healthcare providers to remain calm and tolerant while dealing with patients, adding that it was not only ethical but tends to give room for trust between the patients and the doctors.
Mrs. Dikko urged medical practitioners to remain steadfast tackle deadly diseases and encouraged the doctors to remain strong in their duties.
“I have interacted with some of the patients and they have good reports about how they are being treated in the hospitals: I sincerely thank the doctors for their efforts.
“However I must say, in this times where the environment is being threatened by deadly diseases like Lassa fever, they must operate with caution and I pray God will continually shield them while in service,” she said.
The chairman’s wife said that the motivation behind the visit was to show a sense of encouragement, appreciation to both the medical team and the patients on admission in the hospitals.
She also noted that it was important to share love with some of the patients in commemoration of St. Valentine’s Day today.
The Medical Director of Kubwa General Hospital, Dr. Lasisi Muhideen, while speaking with newsmen described the gesture as worth emulating.
According to him, the demonstration of concern for the people, especially those in need, goes a long way to show that one has the interest of his or her people at heart.
He said: “This is important to us because the care of the sick is a partnership between parents, the doctors, government and the community leaders.
“She not only brought words of encouragement but material gifts; we feel highly encouraged by this gesture.”
One of the mothers of a patient at the Paediatric Ward, Mrs Faith Ayeleso, while appreciating Dikko’s efforts, urged leaders at all levels to put on and maintain the attitude of giving and care for those in need in their various communities.
She also visited some orphanages in the area, presenting food items and toiletries to the children in the homes.