Practitioners call for overhaul, more funding, check on brain drain
The Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun has expressed the desire of his administration towards overhauling the health care sector of the state economy to ensure qualitative and effective service delivery.
He made the expression in Abeokuta, the state capital while unveiling his short and long terms plans for the sector before members of the West African College of physicians at their 43th annual general meeting.
While announcing the restructuring of the state health insurance scheme, he however called for an effective collaboration with the private sector for training, retraining and infrastructural development of the sector.
The Nigeria health care delivery has continued to be bedeviled by major challenges ranging from policy somersault, limited public funds, high infant and maternal mortality with its attendant effects on life expectancy.
Apparently not oblivion of this fact, this gathering which comprises of doctors from different medical specialties in the area of family medicine, mental health, laboratory medicine are here looking for possible solutions to address these challenges.
Representing the permanent secretary in the federal ministry of health, the chief medical director, federal medical centre, Abeokuta, professor Adewale MUSA also called for more professional training and practice.
The Ogun state governor, Mr DAPO ABIODUN seized the auspicious occasion to highlight some of his short and long term planning for the health sector in the state.
Suggestions from this eggheads in the health sector if properly applied could bring the desired results for a total change in the sector .