14 July 2021 by Aisha Adesanya
The House of Representatives Committee on Health Institutions has interfaced with stakeholders in the Health Sector to facilitate the establishment of more Healthcare Institutions in the Country.
Declaring the Public Hearing open the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila represented by the Deputy Leader of the House, Peter Apkatason stressed that the importance of Healthcare Institutions cannot be underestimated especially as the World battles the Corona Virus pandemic.
He further reiterated the need for more Healthcare Institutions to be established across the Nation as the existing ones were already over stretched.
On his part, the Chairman House Committee on Health Institutions, Pascal obi who emphasized the need to have enough healthcare institutions however called for adequate equipment, facilities, and manpower in these institutions.
In his submission, the President of the Nigeria Medical Association Professor Innocent Ujah represented by the former NMA president, Omede Idris observed that the proposed legislations would make health care services more accessible and affordable to Nigerians.
The stakeholders at the event expressed their support for the proposed establishment of Federal Medical Centre in Fufu, Kwara State and Ogoja, Cross River State; Federal College of Nursing and Midwifery in Otu-Jeremi, Delta State; National Hospital in Port Harcourt, Rivers State; as well as Federal Orthopaedic Hospital, Azare, Borno State.