Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

31 January 2013

Tanzania: Tanga RC Urges Health Workers to Observe Ethics

Tanga — THE Tanga Regional Commissioner, Ms Chiku Gallawa, has urged health workers in the region to abide by professional ethics and perform their duties diligently to win public trust.

She went on to encourage the workers to perform their duties with love, endurance and patriotism, being key factors meant to bring relief to patients even before getting medical treatment.

The regional commissioner made the call yesterday as she handed over 200 bed sheets to Tanga regional referral hospital in Bombo, donated by the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF). She said when a patient arrives at the hospital or any health centre, he or she expects to be handled with love that means using good language and excellent reception.

"If your reception is good you show love and use good language, then the patient feels confident of getting better treatment creating confidence and trust in patients is important in the process of offering medical treatment you must think of it ...I am sure everyone here knows the professional code of conduct É please apply them," she pointed out.

However, she congratulated Bombo health workers for a tremendous job they have been doing. The Tanga Regional NHIF Manager, Mr Mwakababau Ally, said that his institute has spent about 3mil/- in order to ease the shortage of bed sheets at the regional hospital.

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