UPTH A&E Student Nurses Visit Portharcourt Maximum Security Prisons

On 02/Sep/2017 / In Medical News

On the 31st of August 2017, the Accident and Emergency Student Nurses of The School of Post Basic Nursing University of Portharcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH) visited inmates behind the walls of the Portharcourt Maximum Security Prisons.
Led by their lecturers Mrs D.V Maxwell (Coordinator A&E), Mrs Iwuh, Mrs Peters and student representative Nurse Olaniyan Abiola with over 25 A&E Nurses, a cohort of students who requested to visit the state prison as part of their field work and care for all patients irrespective of who they are. The Nurses were led around the facility by The Deputy Controller of Prison PortHarcourt Command (DCP) Loveday Omu, CP Wakama Paul.(Dr) and ACP Uzoma Felicia (Matron in-charge).
The Nurses attended to about 250 inmates of the Portharcourt State Prisons and Services rendered include:
- Health talk on Personal Hygiene
- Blood pressure check with vital signs
- Provision of Incentives comprising tissue paper, bathing soap, snacks and drinks.
- Donation of drugs to the clinic
UPTH A&E Students, Lecturers with the Deputy Controller Of Prison and Prison Officials
Participants Include:
Nurse Olaniyan Abiola
Nurse Abam Daniel
Nurse Arisa Nancy
Nurse Asagwara Sylvalline
Nurse Ebong Ikemesit
Nurse Orih Glory
Nurse Anyanwu Oluomachi
Nurse Edom Princewill
Nurse Patrick Benita
Nurse Odu Oghenereke
Nurse Deseidei Diepreye
Nurse Stanley Ibiyetoroko-omie
Nurse Nkem Olyvia
Nurse Ezejimba Assumpta
Nurse Wobodo Happiness 
Nurse Ugorji Chinatu
Nurse Maduagwu Francisca
Nurse Oyakhirome Mary
Nurse Ezeakolam Samuel
Nurse Okoye Ebere
Nurse Udoh Magaret
Nurse Okeke Chioma
Nurse Jacob Maria
Nurse Dede Promise
Nurse Emerole Micheal
A&E Lecturers:
Mrs D.V Maxwell (Coordinator)
Mrs Iwuh
Mrs Peters
Prison Official:
Dcp Love day Omu (Deputy Controller of Prison, PortHarcourt command)
CP Wakama Paul.(Dr)
ACP Uzoma Felicia.(Matron in-charge)
ASP Ukaegbu Ezinne (Nurse)
DCIP Osuji Fidelis (Nurse Anaesthetics)
At the end of the visit, the inmates expressed their appreciation to the nurses who took the time to visit and care for them irrespective of their incarceration or nature of their crime.
. There were a few laws (or MORE THAN A FEW) restricting us from taking pictures within the gates of the prison facility.

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