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Benin monarch tasks surgeons on improved medical services

By Michael Egbejule, Benin City
19 August 2022   |   4:03 am
The Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, yesterday, charged surgeons to reduce incidents of distorted medical procedures and improve healthcare services in Nigeria.

The king, known as Oba of Benin, Omo n Oba N Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II. Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP

The Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, yesterday, charged surgeons to reduce incidents of distorted medical procedures and improve healthcare services in Nigeria.

The monarch gave the advice when members of Nigerian Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (NAPRAS) and Surgeons Burns Injuries Society (NBIS) visited his palace in Benin City, the state capital.

Ewuare II called on the leadership of the global organisations to initiate and implement reforms that will advance science and improve their medical practice.

The traditional ruler, however, commended the organisations for living up to expectation over the years and pledged to support medical body in carrying out its duties.

“We advice and plead with you to do your best. I am still curious about your practice in hospitals and what your challenges have been, he said.

“We must do our best in prayers to support your organisations. But I also heard that, in some cases, there are failures. These failures are not peculiar to Nigeria, but all over the world,” Ewuare said.

Earlier, the National President of NAPRAS and NBIS, Dr. Folake Abikoye, who highlighted the roles of surgeons, said the bodies have trained almost 200 medical personnel to enhance manpower development.

Abikoye, who presented a souvenir to the monarch, said the rich cultural heritage of Benin Kingdom, accounts for the reason behind choice of Edo to host its conference and solicited for royal blessings of the Oba.