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Stakeholders advocate commercialisation of health facilities to reduce medical tourism

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Stakeholders in the health sector have urged the government to privatise and commercialise tertiary health institutions so as to improve care, reduce medical tourism and brain drain ravaging the country.

According to them, financing healthcare was a huge problem in the country, hence the need for Public-Private Partnership (PPP) to enable quality, affordable and accessible care.

The National President, Institute of Health Services Administrators of Nigeria (IHSAN), Dr. Atolani Oluboyede, said achieving successful healthcare financing system would continue to be a challenge unless concerted efforts were put in place.

Speaking at the Annual Conference/General Meeting of IHSAN with the theme, “Privatisation and Commercialisation of Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria,” at the Federal Medical Centre, Ebutte-Metta, Oluboyede charged government to put in place legislation that would improve healthcare funding.

Also, Medical Director, Federal Medical Centre, Ebute-Metta, Dr. Adedamola Dada, said the conference would proffer solution to some issues affecting administrators in the line of duty.


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