Buhari Pledges Better Investment In Health Sector

Posted on December 21, 2017

The Federal Government will increase investment in the health sector, so that the country can halt the loss of well trained professionals to other lands, President Muhammadu Buhari has promised.

Receiving the executive members of Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) at State House, Abuja, Thursday, the President appreciated the concern expressed by the association on the state of the health sector in the country, noting: “We will do our best to work on your recommendations, and increase investment in the health sector.”

Professor Ngim E. Ngim, President of  MDCAN, said the association consists of trainers, researchers, leaders and major stakeholders in health care, who are concerned about the well-being of the sector.

He appealed for action on the resolution of inter-professional rivalry in health care in the country, noting that a panel had been convened in 2014 to look into the issues, headed by Alhaji Yayale Ahmed, “but no White Paper has been issued till date.”

Among other requests brought before the President by MDCAN were better health financing, reconstitution of the Governing Board of Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, need for a single term of five years for Chief Medical Directors and Medical Directors of tertiary hospitals, and the establishment of medical universities in each geo-political zone of the country.

The association also hoped that the constitution of a Minimum Wage Committee by the Federal Government would help curb brain drain, if medical professionals were better remunerated.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest News

CYRIACUS IZUEKWE A 32-year old man, Mr Muntare Bello has done what the residents... Continue
The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, world football governing body, FIFA and the Confederation of... Continue
The Lagos State Government on Tuesday donated a total of thirty power bikes to... Continue
 FRED EDOREH  He couldn’t lift a limb to reverse the fuel scarcity that visited... Continue
OKPOSHI NONSO ALOYSIUS   The Nigeria Football Federation has revealed plans for a first... Continue
  A young school boy carrying a weight during IBILE Games in 2015   ... Continue
CYRIACUS  IZUEKWE The police at Area M Command, Idimu in Alimosho Local Government Area... Continue
    The Presidency has replied former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali... Continue
AKINREMI OLUWASEYI AKINADE Rivers United Rivers United return to Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL)... Continue
CYRIACUS IZUEKWE It was double tragedy for a young lady who was lured by... Continue