16 June 2021 by Florence Adewale
The Chairman Senate Committee on Health, Senator Ibrahim Oloriegbe says the bill for establishment of the National Dermatology Hospital has been passed to fast track health care delivery at all levels.
He made this known at the Nigerian Association of Dermatology Scientific conference in Abuja.
Oloriegbe who said establishment of the hospital would be a milestone to address various health challenges related to the skin.
He said other health sector bills awaiting the president’s assent such as National Health Insurance scheme for all Nigerians would help to boost the health care system in the country.
In an address, President of the Association, Dr. Tahir Mohammed who said despite the few number of Dermatologists in the country, the association would not relent in complementing government’s efforts towards ensuring healthcare was put on the front burner urged government to create an enabling environment for them to practice effectively.
The guest speaker at the occasion, Professor Abel Onunu urged government to ensure proper implementation of policies to pave way for development in the country.
“We are looking forward to continued cooperation and collaboration with the National Assembly especially in strengthening laws for the regulations of cosmetics procedures including the registration and regulations, this is because of the serious health complications arising from use of bleaching agents and unregulated cosmetics seen in our practice.”
The theme of the event is promoting equitable access to Dermatological Care.