ZNA grad­u­ate 121 med­i­cal stu­dents

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A TO­TAL of 121 stu­dents have grad­u­ated at the Zimbabwe Na­tional Army’s Med­i­cal Train­ing School (MTS) af­ter com­plet­ing cour­ses that pro­vided them with an un­der­stand­ing of the mil­i­tary’s health re­quire­ments dur­ing times of peace and war.

The grad­uands were drawn from the ZNA, the Air Force of Zimbabwe, the Zimbabwe Repub­lic Po­lice as well as the Zimbabwe Pris­ons and Cor­rec­tional Ser­vices.

The cour­ses in­cluded State Cer­ti­fied Trau­ma­tol­ogy Nurs­ing, Med­i­cal As­sis­tant Nurs­ing, Ex­odon­tists Group course, State Cer­ti­fied Med­i­cal Lab­o­ra­tory Tech­ni­cian train­ing as well as the Reg­is­tered Gen­eral Nurse (RGN) pro­gramme.

Speak­ing at the grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mony at Im­bizo Bar­racks in Bu­l­awayo yes­ter­day, the ZNA’s Chief of Staff Ad­min­is­tra­tion, Ma­jor-Gen­eral Dou­glas Nyika­yaramba, said all four cour­ses reg­is­tered 100 per­cent pass rates in both the the­o­ret­i­cal and prac­ti­cal na­tional fi­nal ex­am­i­na­tions set by the Nurses’ Coun­cil of Zimbabwe.

“The ex­cel­lent 100 per­cent over­all pass rate reg­is­tered in the four cour­ses is a clear tes­ti­mony of the stu­dents’ hard work, de­ter­mi­na­tion and ded­i­ca­tion to their stud­ies,” said Maj-Gen Nyika­yaramba.

“This is no mean achieve­ment as the cour­ses pro­vided the grad­uands with a clear un­der­stand­ing of the na­ture of mil­i­tary health re­quire­ments dur­ing peace and war time.

“All the cour­ses pro­vided the grad­uands with the req­ui­site knowl­edge, skills and at­ti­tude that would en­able them to han­dle any form of health chal­lenges within the or­gan­i­sa­tions dur­ing war and peace time,” he said.

Maj-Gen Nyika­yaramba said the ac­quired skills should be stored, de­vel­oped and shared with oth­ers to ben­e­fit not only the grad­uands’ re­spec­tive or­gan­i­sa­tions, but also the na­tion at large to­wards the ful­fil­ment of the Zim-As­set.

He said he was aware of the chal­lenges the stu­dents went through, which was as a re­sult of the gen­eral re­source short­ages af­fect­ing the en­tire or­gan­i­sa­tion, but thanked them for their com­mit­ment to duty.

“The na­tion and your re­spec­tive or­gan­i­sa­tions are duty bound to task you as the need arises. You will be asked to pro­vide as­sis­tance dur­ing na­tional dis­as­ters, strikes and med­i­cal emer­gen­cies,” Maj-Gen Nyika­yaramba said.

“The or­gan­i­sa­tion takes cog­ni­sance of the need to im­prove your work­ing con­di­tions. This takes a wide range of is­sues, such as sup­port­ing your ca­reer plan and pro­gres­sion among oth­ers.”

He said nurs­ing schools and hos­pi­tals such as Mpilo Cen­tral Hos­pi­tal, United Bu­l­awayo Hos­pi­tals, Ingut­sheni Cen­tral Hos­pi­tal and in­sti­tu­tions such as Bu­l­awayo Polytech­nic and Nust had helped in ful­fill­ing the school’s syl­labi through prac­ti­cal at­tach­ment and clin­i­cal teach­ing for the stu­dents — @win­nie_­masara.

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