Surgeons seek better funding for health sector
The International College of Surgeons (Nigerian Section) has urged the Federal Government to increase funding for health to ensure the fixing of dilapidated infrastructure in health institutions in the country.
Noting the endeavours of current and past governments towards providing healthcare for the citizenry, the College said efforts are not far-reaching for the delivery of optimum healthcare.
In a communiqué issued yesterday in Jos at the end of its 54th general meeting and scientific conference signed by the President, Maurice Ezeoke, and Secretary, Prof. Lucky Onotai, the College’s believed it is well within the capacity of Nigeria to do more for its citizens in providing healthcare.
The communiqué also recommended that action be expedited for the completion and implementation of a surgical health plan.
It said most presentations at the conference touched on the declining health metrics in the country occasioned by worsening security challenges, the COVID-19 pandemic and dilapidating infrastructure in health institutions in the country.
Conscious of the drop in the revenue generating capacity of the nation, it noted that with the right political will, Nigeria would perform better in its health indices.
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