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 acquired 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 as regards 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 lower out, we now have the legislative agenda, we now have a contract with Nigerians, and inside that contract, we intend to tick bins as we go alongside.
“I hope we will tick the field within the well being sector and tick it with very thick ink, figuring out that we now have achieved what we got down to obtain in that sector.
“We’ve the Inexperienced Chambers and now we now have the Inexperienced E-book. 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 appearance of the COVID-19, even probably the most superior democracies and probably the most developed well being sectors didn’t know what to do, they have 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 completely happy we have been in a position to increase as much as the challenges.
“It’s not what can be fastened in a single or two or three years, the deficit is so huge that it’s going to take plenty of years to repair it, however a very powerful factor is that we now have began and we’re heading in the right direction and I imagine if we proceed on this monitor, I imagine in some unspecified time in the future Nigeria we are going to get there in some unspecified time in the future.
“Inside two weeks, I inspected two main services in Lagos, a most cancers centre. It’s good to go there, you can’t discover something higher on the 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 are attempting to do,’’ he mentioned.