Speaking during the event, the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. Joe Akabuike said the event was aimed at appreciating staff members of the hospital who have shown commitment and passion to their duties and services to the hospital and the generality of Ndi Anambra.
Dr. Akabuike revealed that the Health Practitioners Appreciation Day was sponsored by an anonymous onye Anambra who lives in Canada, who wants to appreciate staff of the hospital after he visited the hospital sometime early this year and commended the hospital staff for raising their bar of service to patients.
The Anambra state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Vincent Okpala, represented by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mr. Linus Nwankwo said the State Government will keep working tirelessly to ensure that the welfare of health practitioners are taken care of in the state and revealed that the Appreciation Day event will help to spur health workers to do more.
In a paper presentation titled ” seeing our patients with the eye of compassion” Dr. Chy Nwude, said that health workers are critical for effective functioning of health system and hence the need to appreciate their work at all times.
The Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee of the hospital, Dr Emmanuel Azike was among dignitaries that graced the event, while presentation of awards to the recipients added glamour to the event, which also had the Chairman, Governing Council of the hospital, represented by Professor Paschal Oguno in attendance.