Ojuawo calls for collaborations in health sector

Member of the House of Representatives representing Ekiti South Federal Constituency 1, Hon. Rufus Ojuawo has urged for collaborative efforts to improve the state of the health sector in Nigeria. Speaking as the Chairman of the National Association of Government General Medical and Dental Practitioners’ (NAGGMDP) NEC meeting.

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He expressed his gratitude to the health professionals for their contributions during past global infectious disease outbreaks. He also commended the hardworking Governor of Ekiti State for his efforts in optimizing the health sector to meet the needs of the people.

Dr. Alo Akinleye, the Chief Host and President of the Ekiti State chapter of NAGGMDP, appreciated Hon Ojuawo for attending the meeting and discussing the important topic of inclusive insurance coverage for the most vulnerable in society. Dr. Sofri Peterside, the National President of NAGGMDP, praised the positive developments in Ekiti State’s health sector and urged the government to prioritize health insurance for people living with disabilities.

In his role as the chairman and panelist, Hon Ojuawo emphasized the need for synergy among stakeholders to enhance the health sector. He mentioned his previous motion in the National Assembly, calling on the federal government to address the issue of healthcare professionals leaving the country for better opportunities abroad.

He stressed the importance of collaboration to address this issue, including providing competitive salaries, safe working environments, necessary tools and equipment, and adequate training for healthcare professionals.

Dr. Oyebanji Filani, the honorable Commissioner for Health, represented Governor Biodun Oyebanji at the event and concluded the discussion by emphasizing the government’s dedication to meeting the citizens’ healthcare needs. He highlighted the improvements in doctors’ welfare and the upgrading of hospitals in the state to accommodate more patients and improve service efficiency.

The event concluded with a tribute to healthcare workers who lost their lives in an accident eight years prior, with Dr. Filani leading the guests in laying wreaths at their tombs.

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