The Speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. John Gaul Lebo has received yet another award for hard work from the National Association of Nurses and Midwives, Cross River State Chapter led by its State Chairman, Comrade Ojong Ogar, for his contributions to the development of healthcare in the State.
Speaking during the award, the Speaker said the reasons why schools of nursing have not been accredited was because the schools do not have enough facilities and after the report of the committee set up by the last administration to review this., it was clear that funding was of particular challenge for the upgrading.
Lebo advised that for the amendment of the existing laws for the schools of nursing in the State, the Ministry of Health must be involved to proposing a bill to enable the budget capture the intension of Government in the six schools of Nursing in Cross River State to cover salaries and other incentives of running schools of Nursing.
The Speaker assured that once such conditions are met, the amendment of the law covering the schools will be easy.
Earlier, the state chairman, National Association of Nurses and Midwives, Comrade Ojong Ofut Ogar, said for over 30 years the state has not considered any bill for the health sector nor has amended the existing laws to incorporate the six schools in the State.
Comrade Ogar noted that the schools of Nursing in the state do not have accreditation till now, the Chairman thereafter, commended the Speaker for his exalted office and prayed God to grant him the grace to render service to the benefit of mankind.