A group of health care practitioners under the aegis of Health and Wellness Consultants says in modality has been put in place to organise a mega health care professionals and business summit in Port Harcourt.
Briefing newsmen in Port Harcourt at the weekend, the Executive Director, Health and Wellness Consultants, Dr Chijioke Mbelu said the event is aimed at improving healthcare delivery in Nigeria.
He said the 2018 edition of the summit which is organised under the theme; “Healthpreneurs” will provide opportunity for Health care professionals within and outside Nigeria to discuss business concern and how to promote development in the Nigerian Health sector.
He pointed out that, “the Health and Wellness Consultants, is a group of healthcare professionals poised at powering and facilitating health and wellness related events, with a team of focused intelligent and hardworking young professionals; experts in business, administration, ICT, marketing media and publicity”.
Dr Mbelu further explained that the portfolio was born out of the growing medical and financial needs of patients and healthcare professionals respectively, who are either not satisfied with the standard of health delivery or want to see it improved.
He said the event will avail companies and health service providers the opportunity to show case their stock in trade, as well as promote leadership, innovation and entrepreneurial skills.
According to the Executive Director, the 2018 edition is the fourth of the yearly events. He added that, those expected to participate at the summit include, government officials, community leaders, patent medicine dealers, Shell Petroleum Development Company, (SPDC) Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Pharmaceutical Companies among other stakeholders.”
Dr Mbelu also attributed to growing spate of medical tourism in Nigeria, to the lack of deserving attention to the development of health care facilities in the country, adding that Nigeria has the potential of tackling most of the health challenges treated abroad.
He further disclosed that aggressive mobilisation strategy has been put in place to mobilise medical practitioners and the female public to attend the summit which is to hold on the 19th to 21st September 2018 at the Atrium Event Centre in Port Harcourt.
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