President Buhari Tasks Health Workers On Improved Services
President Muhammadu Buhari has called on health care givers translate the government’s huge investments in procurement of medical infrastructure to improved services for patients.
The president while commissioning six capital projects executed and newly acquired equipment by Federal Medical Centre, Idi Aba, Abeokuta, stated that improved services by health workers will also help to reduce medical tourism to outside Nigeria.
The projects commissioned at the Federal Medical Centre Idi Aba Abeokuta, include an International Conference Centre and Telemedicine Hall named after President Muhammadu Buhari, Radiology complex with Diagnostic Equipment, Oxygen plant and four Wing Clinic Complex.
Others projects executed are patients relatives lodge, pharmacy complex and the gymnasium.
The President represented by the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire explained that there are complaints of poor service delivery from some care givers noting that care givers should more comprehensive care services in line with the equipment being acquired for the medical centres.
The senate President, Ahmed Lawan, represented by the chairman senate committee on Health, Senator Ibrahim Oloriegbe in a remark said the senate would give necessary attention to the bill for the establishment of a Federal University of Medicine and Medical Science in Abeokuta being sponsored by the centre.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, commended the infrastructural upgrade of the Federal Medical Centre at Idia Aba in Abeokuta.
Former Governor Olusegun Osoba while speaking thanked the federal government for the huge investments at the centre noting that he had been vilified for transferring the centre to the Federal government.
The State Governor Dapo Abiodun while speaking said necessary assistance would be rendered to the Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta to enable it serve the people of the state.
Medical Director of the centre, Professor Adewale Musa-Olomu had earlier called on the state government to tar the road leading to the proposed Federal University of Medicine and Medical Science.
He also called on more philanthropists to assist the centre in provision of more infrastructure for the centre.