By Awayi Kuje
Kokona – The Nasarawa State Government has cautioned its health workers against unethical and other sharp practices in order to save lives.
Mr Haruna Wakili, the state Director of Pharmaceutical Services, Ministry of Health, said this at a10-day training for Community Health Extension Workers on Modified Life Saving Skills on Wednesday in Garaku.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the training is being put together by World Bank in collaboration with the ministry.
The training was held simultaneously at Wamba, Karu and Nasarawa Local Government Areas of the state.
Wakili said that the training was to equip health workers with skills in order to reduce the high rate of maternal mortality in the country.
“This training will go a long way in not only tackling maternal mortality rate but also to improve on the health status of our people in various communities across the state,” he said.
Wakili urged the health workers to always adhere to their professional ethics in order to save lives for the overall development of the country.
He said the participants would in turn train others in their various places of their primary assignment for effective service delivery.
Earlier, Mrs Anna Joshua, the state’s Ministry of Health Programme Manager for Saving One Million Lives, urged the participants to always exhibit high sense of professionalism while discharging their duties.