Commonwealth doctors seek more investment in health workers’ care, safety

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Commonwealth doctors seek more investment in health workers' care, safety

By Chioma Obinna

As the world marks the 2020 World Patient Safety Day (WPSD),  with the theme: “Health Worker Safety: A Priority for Patient Safety.” the Commonwealth Medical Association, CMA, has called on governments and other stakeholders to make greater investments and sustained commitments to the working conditions, occupational health and safety of healthcare workers.

In a message to mark the day in Nigeria, the President of CMA, who was former President of the Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, Dr Osahon Enabulele maintained that health worker safety was essential for patient safety.

Enabulele said investments and sustained commitments to health worker safety were critical to the delivery of quality healthcare and patient safety.

His words: “A physician or health professional who is not physically, mentally, and psycho-socially fit, or who works in unsafe conditions, is very unlikely to deliver quality patient care.

“For anyone that was ever in doubt of the…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper