Health: NMA Honors Bindow’s Commitment

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By; TINA PHINEAS, Yola.
The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Adamawa State chapter has honored Governor Muhammadu Umar Jibrilla Bindow for his outstanding contributions to uplifting health care service to the people of the state.
The governor was honored at the NMA 2016 Physician’s week themed “Health Care Frail challenges and Way forward” held Wednesday in Yola.
The State chairman NMA Dr Adiel  Adamu Apagu lauded the effort  of the state government in employing 150 nurses,300 health workers to work in various health centers in the state.
He said as part of the week long activities, NMA is going to offer free health care services to Internally Displaced People (IDP) in Fofure camp As well as Mubi general hospitals.
Dr Omeide Idris Managing Director (MD) Adamawa hospital  and president Professional  Business Bodies in Nigeria in his paper titled “Health Care in a Frail Economy Challenges and the Way forward” advised government to address issue of quack medical Doctors in the profession with a views to providing effective health care services to the people of the state.
He said to meet average health need of average Nigerian at least 23 medical Doctors, 23,Nurses,23 midwives is needed to provide health services to at least 10,000 people.
He called on on government to implement National Health Act saying, pulling resources together to overhaul the existing health facilities in the country to provide adequate health services to the people is paramount in saving lives.
Earlier Governor Muhamadu Jibrilla represented by Commissioner for health in the state Dr Fatima Abubakar  said government is looking into addressing remunerations and salaries of medical  doctors in the state with a view to restructure the health sector for good service deliverty.
She called on NMA members to carry every health workers along in the services of saving live, noting the roles and responsibilities are not defined in the sectors as some of the challenges militating against provision of health care in the state.

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