LIRA – Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng on Saturday, May 2 promised to reward the nurse who wheeled a patient to hospital for her selflessness.
On April 9, 2020, Doris Oku’dinia, an enrolled nurse at Ediofe Health Centre III wheeled a patient on a wheel chair for over 2kms, after an ambulance they had requested for failed to show up.
This was after President Museveni had announced a new set of measures like ban on public transport as mitigation measures to contain spread of Coronavirus in Uganda.
Now in a letter sent to the Ministry of health, the management of Uganda Christian Institute (UCI) offered Oku’dinia a holder of a certificate in comprehensive nursing a full scholarship to study a diploma in nursing.
“The purpose of this letter is therefore to notify the Ministry of Health management and to seek for further guidance on how we can engage with the beneficiary soon after the lockdown and to officially hand over to her this package,” the institute’s chairperson of the governing council, Rt Rev Prof Alfred said.
Olwa noted that the act by the nurse was a maximum display of her professional commitment to loving, serving humanity and saving life needed in the medical field but also a true definition of the nurses and midwives principle to love and share.
“This offer is channeled through the Ministry of Health to encourage many health workers to continue with commitment of saving lives and serving humanity. As a Health training school, this is just part of various scholarship programs to several vulnerable students training to become health workers in the country,” said Olwa.
He added that the offer is effective in the immediate intake when normal operations resume after the Covid-19 lockdown.