Ak­bar: Com­pas­sion is im­por­tant

Fiji Sun - - Nation - NI­CO­LETTE CHAM­BERS Edited by Ranoba Baoa ni­co­lette.cham­bers@fi­jisun.com.fj

Com­pas­sion is one of the most im­por­tant and cen­tral in­gre­di­ent of our ser­vice de­liv­ery, Min­is­ter for Health and Med­i­cal Ser­vices Rosy Ak­bar told nurses yes­ter­day. Ms Ak­bar was open­ing the Nurs­ing Su­per­vi­sors and Man­age­ment Day Sym­po­sium at the Wa­ter­front Ho­tel in Lau­toka. “With com­pas­sion comes ded­i­ca­tion, with that comes re­spon­si­bil­ity and we are not deal­ing with just one group of peo­ple, we are deal­ing with every­body,” Ms Ak­bar told more than 70 prac­ti­tion­ers.

“Also for that, care and com­pas­sion should be the core val­ues that we hold at the Min­istry of Health and es­pe­cially for our nurses. “How you main­tain your­self, how you de­liver your ser­vice, how you mold your team is very im­por­tant for you to live up to the ex­pec­ta­tions that the pub­lic has from us when it comes to de­liv­er­ing ser­vices that we are man­dated to do re­gard­less of where the per­son comes from, the per­son’s age, gen­der or race,” Ms Ak­bar told more than 70 prac­ti­tion­ers. She also re­minded them to be health-con­scious. “Do ex­er­cise on the need for us to live a healthy life­style to pre­vent NCDs and it is every­body’s re­spon­si­bil­ity as it starts from our homes,” she added.

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