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Edo to train 600 nurses, midwives yearly


Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki (left); Mrs. Oshunluyi Esther and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr. Osamwonyi Irowa, <br />during inspection of ongoing rehabilitation of the School of Nursing and Midwifery in Benin City

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Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has said the government plans to train over 600 nurses and midwives with the reopening of the state-owned school of Nursing and Midwifery in Benin City.

Obaseki, who spoke at the weekend after inspecting the ongoing remodeling and refurbishment work at state school, said reaccreditation for the institution was ongoing, as it would be officially opened to students in September this year.

He reassured that his administration was committed to the training of world-class health practitioners and building of infrastructure to deliver quality healthcare services to Edo people.


He maintained that when fully in session, the School of Nursing and Midwifery, has capacity to accommodate over 600 students yearly.

“Every health care system is based on qualified manpower, you can’t think of a healthcare system without thinking about how to train and prepare people to deliver quality care,” he said.

“Nurses and midwives are key category of staff members in any health facility. After the doctor completed a surgery, somebody needs to take care of the patients. And the quality of nursing care is critical in any healthcare system,” he said.

Obaseki added that the state government was determined to building a school, which standards would be over and above national accreditation standards, stressing that its admission process would be such that would absorb the best to train world class nurses.

“We want nurses trained at this facility to be able to practice here or anywhere in the world; that is the kind of school that we are building,” he added.


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