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NAPPTON Presents Mobility Aids to Physically Challenged

. . . Honours Stakeholders

By Chioma Ndife

As part of activities lined up to commemorate the year 2019 Pharmacy Technicians Day, the National Association of Pharmaceutical Technologists and Pharmacy Technicians of Nigeria (NAPPTON) has presented sophisticated guiding canes to three blind persons.

The beneficiaries are Sister Mary Ursular Ekwe; Sister Mary Camillus Nwokocha, both of Immaculate Heart Parish, Uga and Mr Anthony Ezejelije of the Immaculate Heart Parish, Nkpor.
Handing Over the items to the beneficiaries during its Award Giving Ceremony held in Awka, the state chairman of the Association, Mrs Patricia Maduabum, said they considered it proper to alleviate the sufferings of persons living with disability.

She praised the facilitator of the initiative, Rev Sister Mary Florentina Onuora, for her commitment to work for the disabled and less privileged in parts of the state.

Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, Sister Onuora, thanked the association for giving succour to the physically challenged and urged other professional bodies to emulate the kind gesture.

The National President of NAPPTON, Mr Balogun Adetola, said they would continue to be committed to duty in practices as they are concerned with the care of patients for sustainability in health care delivery.

‘We are prepared for the enormous opportunities and challenges that confront the world today and the future. Our focus is to be relevant in the increasingly dynamic global knowledge economy,’ he said.

Delivering a lecture on “Work Ethics and Emotional Intelligence”, a former National Publicity Secretary of the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN), Mr Chinedu Nwobodo, described compliance to professional ethics as critical to service delivery.

He urged professionals in the health sector to complement the effort of one another, be confident, work on their emotions and perform their duties with dignity in various practices geared towards saving lives.

The chairman on the occasion, Mr John Bosco Okeke, described the maiden edition of the association’s day in the state as apt and eventful and called for its sustenance.

The ceremony featured recognitions and award presentations to some stakeholders, including Mr Ikechukwu Nwafor, National Vice president, MHWUN, South East; Mrs Chinwe Orizu, State Chairperson, MHWUN;

National President of the Association, Mr Balogun Adetola; Mr Chinedu Nwobodo; John Bosco Okeke; Rev Sister Mary Florentina Onuora; Mr Abertino Oraka and Comrade Kabiru Minjibir, National Deputy President, MHWUN.

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