Gov Sani Bello Charges Doctors on Quackery, High Mortality Rate


Niger State governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has challenged professionals in health sector in the country to check quackery as well as high mortality rate of pregnant women, new born and children.
He threw these challenges while hosting the national executive council of the Society of Obstetric and Gynaecology of Nigeria (SOGON) led by its national President, Professor Joseph Biran Adinma in Minna, the state capital, a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Jibrin Baba Ndace said.
The governor decried the situation where people are wrongly diagnosed of an ailment and medications applied without healing, forcing such victims to seek for second opinion.”One disturbing trend in the health sector, is the growing rate of wrong diagnoses of ailment. I know a person who was diagnosed of diabetics and was treated without improvement and on seeking for another medical examination, he was said not to have diabetic  problem. “Many people have been victims of this costly mistake and as a civilised people things can not continue like this.
Professional bodies in the health and medical sector should rise to the occasion, curtail the trend and restore public
confidence in the sector,” Gov. Sani Bello advised. The governor also decried the high mortality rate among pregnant women and new born, hence he called on the SOGON to come to the aid of the state, especially in the Primary Health Care delivery level. According to the governor, “In other countries, when a pregnant woman dies, many investigations are carried out, but here in our country we just bury them as soon as they died and just continue as if nothing happened. This must stop and SOGON must be in the forefront of this crusade”.
He said government is prepared to collaborate with SOGON for capacity building of health workers in the state as his administration is committed to an improved health care delivery in the state. Earlier the National President of Society of Obstetric and Gynaecology of Nigeria (SOGON), Professor Adinma offered the society’s readiness to assist the state in capacity building of its health workers in her quest to improve service delivery.
Adinma commended Dr. Amina Sani Bello, wife of the state governor, a member of SOGON for her selfless service through offering of  free medical services through regular consultation and carrying out surgeries.


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