The Speaker of the Home of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, says Nigeria’s well being sector will emerge stronger on the finish of the COVID-19 pandemic, going by efforts aimed toward repositioning the sector.
Gbajabiamila mentioned this when he obtained a report on a stakeholders roundtable within the well being sector organised by the Home Committee on Media and Public Affairs on Thursday in Abuja.
He charged the Home Committees on Well being Establishments and Well being Providers to make sure that the home delivered on its contract with the Nigerian folks close to healthcare service.
“So, for me, it’s a good begin, however the work has solely simply begun and the Well being Committee and certainly the Home have their work minimize out, we’ve the legislative agenda, we’ve a contract with Nigerians, and inside that contract, we intend to tick containers as we go alongside.
“I hope we will tick the field within the well being sector and tick it with very thick ink, realizing that we’ve achieved what we got down to obtain in that sector.
“We now have the Inexperienced Chambers and now we’ve the Inexperienced Guide. We are going to proceed with the greens sector by sector as we go alongside.
“It’s instructive that the primary one is on well being, all of us mentioned it right here, that the entire world was thrown into disarray with the arrival of the COVID-19, even essentially the most superior democracies and essentially the most developed well being sectors didn’t know what to do, they had been caught napping.
“In our case in Nigeria, it introduced out the underbelly of the nation, we didn’t actually have a well being sector, we solely have a semblance of a well being sector and I’m very glad we had been in a position to increase as much as the challenges.
“It isn’t what shall be fastened in a single or two or three years, the deficit is so vast that it’s going to take quite a few years to repair it, however crucial factor is that we’ve began and we’re heading in the right direction and I consider if we proceed on this observe, I consider sooner or later Nigeria we’ll get there sooner or later.
“Inside two weeks, I inspected two main services in Lagos, a most cancers centre. It’s worthwhile to go there, you can not discover something higher on this planet and one other hospital in Lekki and I’m opening one other one in April.
“So out of the pandemic, one thing has come up that’s of immense profit to Nigerians, it’s unlucky that it took that, however it’s one factor to be caught napping and never do something about it and is one other factor to be caught napping and repair the issue, and that’s what precisely we try to do,’’ he mentioned.