Minister of State for Health, Dr Olorunnimbe Mamora, said on Thursday that the federal government was doing its best to revamp the country’s health sector and reduce medical tourism.
The minister said so when commissioning major projects at Aro Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital in Abeokuta.
A statement released by the minister’s office quoting Mamora reportedly said, “Let me assure you that the federal government is doing its best to revamp the health sector to improve the quality of facilities in our hospitals, increase capacity for emergency preparedness during health emergencies and restore citizens’ confidence in the Nigerian health system to reduce medical tourism.
“I encourage you all to support the government in its resolve to achieve these goals by contributing your own quota through diligent service, fearless professionalism and responsible citizenship. Working with government, we will ensure affordable, accessible and equitable health care for every citizen.
“I cannot conclude my remarks without saluting the cordiality between the Council and the Management of this institution. I also salute the various trade unions for the peaceful conduct of their affairs in order to guarantee social peace and harmony. There can be no growth and development in an atmosphere devoid of peace.
“I must also insist on the need for a culture of structured and sustainable maintenance of the infrastructures and equipment of this establishment. The culture of infrastructure and equipment maintenance will ensure sustainable health services for our population. »
The statement also said that some of the projects ordered included an isolation center, a general medicine unit, two men’s wards, two women’s wards, a molecular laboratory building, a ten-bed intensive care unit building. , a renovated laundry room, among others.
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