15 Jun 2014 10:00am
REHOBOTH, 15 JUN (NAMPA) A N.dollars 8.44 million District Clinic was officially inaugurated here on Friday.
Speaking during the unveiling ceremony, Minister of Health and Social Services Richard Kamwi called on all health practitioners from this town in the Hardap Region to ensure service delivery to all people.
I do not want to hear mothers delivering in their homes. Indeed this is the place where they should deliver, and a place where they should receive health education, he stressed.
Kamwi stated that a good relationship between health practitioners and community members is vital.
We are here to serve the people who are in need of our services and people who are unfortunately not well, he said, adding that he expects clients (patients) and health practitioners to be polite to each other.
The Health Minister noted that there is need for cooperation, because there cannot be success without support and cooperation of the whole community of Rehoboth.
I want to encourage all of you - health care workers and the community - to work together as a team, he urged.
Kamwi further said there is a huge difference between public health institutions and private ones, noting that there is no way people should expect the public health institutions to deliver the same services like those offered by private health institutions.
While accepting genuine criticism I want to say, let us appreciate where we are doing well, he said, adding that health practitioners must keep up the good work and always accept the genuine criticisms.
The minister said, because of text messages he always receives from the nation about his ministry, he has decided to come up with a Nurses Service Pledge which will be handed over to all health centres he will be inaugurating.
He explained that the pledge is to serve as a reminder to health professionals of the meaning of the Florence Nightingale lamp they received during their oath-taking as health professionals and the pledge of service they have made before graduating.