The Federal Government has pledged to strengthen basic emergency care in Nigeria, to reduce morbidity and mortality in the country.
The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire stated this at the opening of a five-day training programme organised by the National Emergency Medical Service and Ambulance System in Abuja
The minister who was represented by the National Programme Manager of NEMSAS Saidu Dumbulwa, said, “the Basis Emergency Care roll-out is the first of its kind, and is in collaboration with the World Health organisation.
While reiterating the government’s commitment to Universal Health Coverage, Ehanire also commended the World Health Organisation, WHO, for supporting the rollout programme.
In their separate remarks, the representative of the WHO, Joshua Ofeli, and the National Team Leader of the African Federation of Emergency Medicine, Michael Ode urged participants to utilise the opportunity to gain from the training session and help change the narrative of the declining health standard in the country
Also, the Senior Special Assistant to the Hon. Minister of Federal Capital Territory on Health matters and Hospital Management, Ejike Oji stressed the need to continue to collaborate with stakeholders and partners to ensure that Nigeria continues to access high-quality training for its health care professionals.