DAR ES SALAAM: MUHIMBILI National Hospital (MNH) Executive Director Professor Mohamed Janabi has challenged the hospital staff to uphold their sense of responsibility by delivering quality services and ensure that each member of the medical chain gives the appropriate service in a timely manner and in polite language.
Prof. Janabi made the call while handing over certificates to nurses serving in special patients’ wards at MNH-Mloganzila who have successfully controlled bedsores to patients who are forced to sleep or sit for a long time due to health complications.
Bedsores are ulcers that happen on areas of the skin that are under pressure from lying in bed or sitting in a wheelchair for a prolonged period.
Prof. Janabi commended the nurses for their efforts, calling upon other staff to emulate them by identifying challenges facing patients and resolve them timely and ensure that patients get quality services to cope with the hospital’s philosophy.
“You have showed that if well organized and provide better services, we can continue to bring huge changes in the provision of services and continue to be the leading hospital in terms of provision of services in the country and Sub-Saharan Africa,” he stated.
Prof. Janabi also advised the staff to continue loving each other, cooperate and correct one another, noting that by doing so it will help them to enhance their performance.
For her part, MNH-Mloganzila Assistant Director of Midwifery and Nursing Services Ms Christina Mwandalima has reassured the community that Mloganzila nurses will continue to provide better services by observing laws, rules, and health guidelines.
According to medical reports, a bedsore can become deep. It can extend into the muscles and bones. Once a bedsore develops, it is often very slow to heal.
Depending on the severity of the bedsore, the person’s physical condition, and the presence of other diseases (such as diabetes), bedsores can take days, months, or even years to heal. They may need surgery to help with the healing process.