Medics urged to uphold ethics

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Medics urged to uphold ethics
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Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, the Vice Chancellor Makerere University has through Dr. Richard Muhindo delivered a powerful message at the ninth graduation ceremony of St. Francis School of Health Science Namataba in Mukono district.

Addressing 450 graduates who were awarded nursing and midwifery certificates, Prof. Nawangwe emphasized the sacred nature of their profession and called on the graduates to shun extortion in healthcare services.

Nawangwe underscored the gravity of the responsibility entrusted to healthcare practitioners, urging them to approach patient care with unwavering vigilance. He urged them to exercise caution and precision in their interactions with patients.

Lugazi Diocese Bishop emeritus Rt. Rev. Dr. Mathias Ssekamanya, the guest of honour celebrant at the ceremony, lauded the graduates for their dedication to a path dedicated to preserving lives. He urged them to remain resolute in upholding the ethical standards of the medical profession.

Bishop Ssekamanya stressed that being a healthcare worker is not merely a job, but a divine calling from God to save lives. He urged practitioners to uphold the professional commitments they made, emphasizing the unethical practice of extracting money from the sick in exchange for their services.

Uganda Nurses and Midwives Examination Board - UNMEB executive secretary Birungi Nsamba Harriet, commended the founders of the institute and urged them to maintain the quality of the graduates, Ms Birungi urged the graduates to have discipline towards the patients they treat in hospitals.

Dr. Bossa Kiwanuka, the Principal of St. Francis School of health science Nursing and Midwifery, commended the ministry of education’s guidance to the institute at every step they take.

Bossa applauded the parents for supporting the institute by sending their daughters and sons at St. Francis in big numbers.

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