Home spokesman Femi Gbajabiamila says the Nigerian well being sector will emerge stronger on the finish of the COVID-19 pandemic if efforts are made to reposition the sector.
Gbajabiamila stated this when he obtained a report on Thursday in Abuja on a stakeholder roundtable within the well being sector organized by the Home Committee on Media and Public Affairs.
He employed the Home Committees for Well being Amenities and Well being Companies to make sure that the Home was performing its contract with the Nigerian folks relating to healthcare.
“So it is a good begin for me, however the work has solely simply begun and the Well being Committee and Home are down, we’ve got the legislative agenda, we’ve got a contract with Nigerians, and inside that contract, we intend to undergo with.” Time to tick the field.
“I hope we are able to tick the field within the well being sector and tick it in very thick ink, understanding we’ve got achieved what we got down to do on this sector.
“We’ve got the Inexperienced Chambers and now we’ve got the Inexperienced Guide. We’ll proceed the greens sector by sector as we proceed.
“It’s instructive that the primary issues well being, we’ve got all stated it right here, that the entire world has bought into disarray with the arrival of COVID-19, even essentially the most superior democracies and essentially the most developed well being sectors didn’t know what to do with do, they have been caught napping.
“In our case in Nigeria it introduced out the underbelly of the nation, we did not actually have a well being sector, we simply have the looks of a well being sector and I’m very glad that we have been capable of face the challenges.
“It isn’t what might be fastened in a 12 months, two or three years, the deficit is so massive that it’s going to take a number of years to repair, however crucial factor is that we’ve got began and are heading in the right direction and I imagine if we proceed down this path I imagine that sooner or later in Nigeria we’ll get there.
“Inside two weeks, I inspected two massive amenities in Lagos, a most cancers heart. You need to go there, you’ll be able to’t discover something higher on this planet and one other hospital in Lekki and I am opening one other one in April.
“So the pandemic has created one thing that’s of immense profit to Nigerians. It is unlucky that it value this, however it’s one factor to get caught napping and never doing something about it, and it is one other factor to get caught napping and repair it, and that is precisely what we’re attempting to do to do, ”he stated.