The Community Health Practitioners Registration Board of Nigeria, on Friday, cautioned health students against engaging in unethical conducts and acts that could mar their professional reputation in the future.
The board’s Chairman, Mr Sule Galadima, stated this at the end of a two- day workshop, organised by the Association of Community Health Students of Nigeria (ACHSN), in Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the workshop, with the theme, “Community Health: Our Concern”, is being attended by health students from various colleges of health technology in Northern states, including the Federal Capital Territory.
According to Galadima, it is imperative for the students to always adhere strictly to the ethics of their profession and be conscious of their importance in the society.
“The importance of this association to the development of human health, especially in rural communities, cannot be overemphasised.
“I want to call on you to be serious in your studies, in order to excel in your academic pursuit.
“You must also shun unethical conducts and other sharp practices in the course of your study, in the interest of the health of our people,” he said.
Galadima described the workshop as timely, considering the challenges being faced in rural communities in accessing healthcare delivery.
He also enjoined the students to always confine themselves to the specified guidelines, adding that it would assist them in making reference and referrals in the course of their assignments.
Also speaking, the board’s Registrar, Mr Mohammed Adebayo, said that the workshop was meant to further equip the students with additional knowledge in community health’s best practices.
He called on the organisers to sustain the workshop in the years ahead, since it was being organised for the first time in the history of the association.
Earlier, Mr Yunusa Kutigi, the National President of ACHSN, said that the workshop was being attended by delegates from all the 65 accredited colleges of health technology in the 19 Northern states.