OPUWO: The Minister of Health and Social Services, Richard Kamwi called on health workers to turn public criticism into opportunities and create a turnaround strategies to give a better service based on positive criticism.
Kamwi made the call during the handing over of ambulances and groundbreaking ceremony of maternity wing in Opuwo on Tuesday.
“Health professionals are criticized by community at any given opportunity the public gets, and it is because the community knows that we can do better, which we can,” said Kamwi.
He added that the health professionals are called to renew their dedication towards the calling of saving human lives.
The minister called on his health workers not to be discouraged by public criticisms, but rather be encouraged to do better.
According to Kamwi there would always be deaths in the hospital, but the deaths should come due to that it was time for the person do die but not because of negligence.
“Criticism should be that the medical professionals tried their best, but it was time for the person to pass on, but not the person died due to health provisional’s negligence,” he noted.
He called on the health workers to act and work professionally at all the time.
Kamwi thanked all health workers country wide for the excellent services that they have been giving to the Namibian people.
According to Kamwi Namibia is being cited at international forms as being one of he best performers in terms of combating HIV and AIDS, TB and Malaria.
“This is because there are dedicated men and women working tirelessly on the ground,” the minister stated.
Kamwi encouraged the health workers to have a spirit of serving to have their hearts full of grace and a soul generated by love.
He added that if health workers have any love left in them, they would be compelled to assists and treat with kindness and love everyone who comes though the doors of health centers, clinics and hospitals.