NMA Urges FG To Improve Infrastructure, Remuneration

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The Nigerian Medical Association, South South Zone, has advised the Federal Government to improve on the country’s health infrastructure, working conditions and remuneration of doctors to curb mass migration of Nigerian doctors to other countries.
The association stated this in a Communiqué released at the end of the South South Zonal Executive Council Meeting held in Delta state between April 5 and April 7.
The Communique was signed and released yesterday in Calabar by the Chairman, NMA South South Zone, Dr Agam Ayuk and its Secretary, Dr Ezoke Epoke of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital.
The association described as worrisome that most health facilities across the country were currently short of manpower and qualified skilled personnel, hence the need for the Federal Government to improve health infrastructures across the country.
“In the South South Zonal meeting held in Delta state, NMA resolved on many items including an urgent need for the Federal Government to address the issue of migration of doctors by improving health infrastructure, working conditions, remuneration and proper placement for all doctors.
“NMA also advocated for judicious use of the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund towards providing quality and affordable healthcare services to all Nigerians.
“NMA strongly appeals to the Federal and State Governments in keeping with the Sustainable Development Goals to show commitment in achieving Universal Health Coverage for all Nigerians by 2030.