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FG to Increase Investment in Health Sector




FG to Increase Investment in Health Sector - BellaNaija

President Buhari recieves MDCAN

The Federal Government will increase investment in the health sector, so that the country can halt the loss of well trained professionals to other countries.

President Muhammadu Buhari made the pledge when he received the executive members of Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN), at State House, Abuja, on Thursday,

The President appreciated the concern expressed by the association on the state of the health sector in the country, and promised to implement the association’s recommendations to boost healthcare system in the country.

“We will do our best to work on your recommendations, and increase investment in the health sector,’’ he added.

In his remarks, the President of MDCAN, Ngim E. Ngim said the association comprised 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.

Ngim noted that a panel, headed by Yayale Ahmed, had been convened in 2014 to look into the issues, “but no White Paper has been issued till date.”

The MDCAN president also stressed the need for better health financing and reconstitution of the Governing Board of Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.

He also advocated 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.

Ngim expressed the hope that the constitution of a Minimum Wage Committee by the Federal Government would help curb brain drain, if medical professionals were better remunerated.

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  1. Mohammad

    December 22, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    If you like talk from now until 2087. Your work is not done until the President of the country and stays to have medical treatment here.

  2. tunmi

    December 22, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    Ngim noted that a panel, headed by Yayale Ahmed, had been convened in 2014 to look into the issues, “but no White Paper has been issued till date.”

    so where is the report? I swear Nigerians can be frustrating. Since 2014, you’re still writing ehn?

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