Hon. Shaibu commended the midwives for their dedication and commitment in ensuring that no pregnant woman dies during the process of delivering.
However, he appealed to them to do more to help reduce infant mortality rates, maternal mortality rate as well as reducing pregnancy-related sufferings.
Hon. Shaibu stated that, in line with his ministerial role and as the board chairman for Tamale Midwives and Nurses Training College, he has interest in developing Midwives and Nurses both human and infrastructure to uplift the image of Midwives and Nurses in the region and to further strengthen the health delivery system.
He assured the leadership of his support, as the doors of his office are always opened to discuss issues confronting the association in the region.
The General Secretary of the association, Harison Ampaabeng on behalf of the team, harnessed the opportunity to congratulate the minister for his appointment as the Northern Regional Minister.
He said, as part of the responsibilities of midwives, they provide care to women and babies during the antenatal, intranasal, and postnatal periods, as well as providing high quality, culturally sensitive care during labor.
He assured the minister of their full commitment in providing quality health services, as well as supporting regional minister to succeed in achieving his objectives.