Health workers’ issues should be handled seriously across the board
Posted Thursday, October 10 2013 at 01:00
A medical profession is often highly regarded. Even pupils, while in their lower classes, hope to become doctors or engineers. This could be because of the ethics associated with this profession. It is, therefore, very discomforting to see the professional again going astray. Maybe this can be explained by the poor pay which is causing them to abandon their duty.
When I read stories of a doctor or a nurse conspiring to take a young baby,neglecting patients in the hospitals leading to their death, I realise that the vows these people take at their graduation are meaningless.
To my understanding, the medical and teaching professions remain the basic foundation of our world. They require serious and careful handling. The prerogative of the proffessionals should be revised.
Also, government should intervene by penalising the culprits heavily. Granted there are masqueraders in the proffession, but this is a story for another day. It is no wonder people are resorting to private clinics where as long as one has money, they are assured of good service.
Denis Igulu Kikaire,