Make healthcare accessible, NMA asks new health ministers


The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has asked the new ministers of health to intensify efforts aimed at making primary healthcare services accessible to Nigerians.

Its president, Francis Faduyile, at a press conference in Abuja on Monday, set three tasks for the ministers.

These include making primary healthcare sustainable at the rural level, interfacing with other ministers and ministries to achieve better healthcare services and influencing the federal government to increase health financing.

Faduyile, speaking ahead of the NMA National Health Summit slated for November, said the association wants the ministers to provide an enabling environment “where patients will enjoy optimum healthcare services at minimal out of pocket spending.”

The theme of this year’s summit is “Patient Centred Care”.

The summit is holding a second time and happens every five years. Expected to attend the summit are local and international doctors.

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