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 mentioned 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 Well being Amenities and Well being Providers Home Committees to make sure the Home was fulfilling its contract with the Nigerian folks concerning well being care.
“So it is a good begin for me, however the work has solely simply begun and the Well being Committee and Home have stopped working, we now have the legislative agenda, we now have a contract with Nigerians and inside that contract we intend to undergo with the Time to tick the field.
“I hope we will tick the field within the well being sector and tick it in very thick ink understanding we now have achieved what we got down to do on this sector.
“We have now the Inexperienced Chambers and now we now have the Inexperienced Ebook. We’ll proceed the greens sector by sector as we proceed.
“It’s instructive that the primary considerations well being, we now have all mentioned it right here, that the entire world has obtained into disarray with the appearance of COVID-19, even probably the most superior democracies and probably 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 completely satisfied that we have been in a position to rise to the problem.
“It is not what can be mounted in a yr, two or three years. The deficit is so nice that it’ll take just a few years to resolve. An important factor, nonetheless, is that we now have began and that we’re heading in the right direction and I imagine if we proceed down this path I imagine that in some unspecified time in the future in Nigeria we are going to get there.
“Inside two weeks, I inspected two massive services in Lagos, a most cancers middle. It’s a must to go there, you possibly can’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 price this, nevertheless it’s one factor to be caught napping and never doing something about it and one other factor to be caught napping and fixing the issue, and that’s precisely what we try to do “, he mentioned.