NMA decries non-implementation of National Health Act

Posted by News Express | 25 October 2016 | 2,564 times

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The leadership of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has decried the non-implementation of the National Health Act by the Federal Government since the bill was passed in 2014.

The NMA President, Professor Mike Ogirima, raised the concern at a press conference in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
The gathering was convened on Monday to draw the attention of the government to issues affecting the nation’s health sector.
Professor Ogirima said that members of the association would stage a nationwide protest to demand for the implementation of the health act.
He expressed optimism that the demonstration would address most of the challenges facing the sector and proffer solutions for possible implementation by the government.
He also mentioned the slow progress of universal health coverage through the National Health Insurance Scheme as a major factor facing the health sector in Nigeria.
“As part of this year’s NMA week, the NMA and her 37 branches and affiliates have agreed to stage a walk on October 26.
“This is aimed at demanding for the implementation of the National Health Act as passed in 2014 by the federal government.
“It is our belief that the implementation of that act will address some of the aforementioned challenges being experienced in this economic recession,” Prof. Ogirima said. (Channels TV)
•Photo shows NMA President, Prof. Mike Ogirima.

Source: News Express

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