30 April 2021 By Josiah Buzun
President Muhammadu Buhari is seeking the Support of Medical Doctors in reforming the Health sector to meet the needs of Nigerians.
The President stated this while declaring open the 61st Annual General Conference and Delegates Meeting of the Nigeria Medical Association tagged ‘TIN CITY’ 2023, held in Jos, Plateau State.
The President said inspite of the Country’s fragile health system, Doctors have continued to respond to the disease.
Represented by the Minister of Health, Prof Osagie Ehanire, President Buhari said the health system has a long way to go in meeting the demands of Nigerians.
In his address, Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State, who spoke on the numerous achievements of the health sector in the State, expressed concern over incessant strikes and its negative impact.
President, Nigeria Medical Association, Professor Innocent Ujah stressed the need to build a resilient and strong health system as the COVID 19 Pandemic had exposed the nakedness of the Country’s Health system.
Chairman of the occasion and Miniser of Women Affairs Dame Pauline Tallen stressed the need to address the challenges of women and girls and evolve strategies that would eliminate harmful and discriminatory practices that reduces their status in the Society.
Keynote speaker and former Minister of Health Professor Isaac Adewole called for more investment in the health sector.
In an address, Chairman NMA Plateau State Dr Innocent Emmanuel said the theme of the conference, which is ‘ NIGERIA AND THE GLOBAL HEALTH AGENDA 2030’ was carefully chosen to ensure a Healthy society despite the COVID 19 Pandemic.
About 1000 delegates across the country are attending the conference.