The Health Minister Obadiah Moyo while speaking at the graduation of 204 nurses and midwives at Howard Mission yesterday, said they needed to meet the current health sector crisis with Jesus ‘s name. Moyo also told nurses that nursing was a calling and not a job.
There is a scarcity of human and material resources within the profession and this is compounded by natural disasters, traffic accidents and poverty among our people. This complicates the role of the nurse as she or he has to perform no matter how difficult the situation is because illness is always there.
What do we do under such circumstances? The answer is meet these challenges with Jesus’ name without discrimination, this is my appeal to you today.
Nursing is not a job, but a calling; there are trials and tribulations in carrying out your duties, but you need to persevere to get the trust of the people and let me warm you against corruption. It will ruin a lot, not just yourselves, but society
This comes at a time where service at public hospitals has become somewhat none existant with doctors and some nurses on strike citing incapacitation.