President Buhari solicits NMA support for improved healthcare delivery
President Muhammadu Buhari has solicited the support of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), to deliver a health system that is responsive to the needs of Nigerians.
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The President stated this during the 61st Annual General Conference and Annual Delegates meeting of the Nigerian Medical Association held in Jos, Plateau State, with the theme: “Nigeria and the Global Health Agenda 2030”.
Represented by the Minister of Health, Professor Osagie Ehanire, the President however stated that his government has made considerable investment in facility upgrade and expansion in most federal and state hospitals in the form of isolation and treatment centres, adding that government was determined to strengthen the secondary healthcare and also reform the tertiary healthcare institutions across the country.
He maintained that the federal government needs “the support of every Nigerian to deliver a more viable healthcare system to the nation.”
Also speaking, Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong assured the medical doctors of his administration commitment to deliver quality healthcare services to citizens saying he has employed over 412 doctors and other health workers in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak.
His words, “We employed more than 412 Doctors and other Health workers into the Plateau state health sector to boost the capacity of the system to respond to the needs of the people in both rural and urban areas.
“We shall continue to employ more, especially as we complete the new hospitals under construction.
“Aside from signing into law, the Bill establishing Plateau State Specialist Hospital, we have continued to upgrade its facilities. At the moment, we are about to acquire another upgrade with state-of-the-art medical facilities such as CT Scan, MRI, and Digital X-ray.”