Nigeria to provide support for improved health sector

Gloria Essien


Nigerian President Muhamadu Buhari, says the Federal government will provide the necessary support needed to  achieve improved healthcare sector.


He was speaking at the graduation ceremony of over four hundred and fifty medical consultant of the Nigerian Postgraduate Medial College, in Abuja.


The President explained that in repositioning the Health system, training and continuous Research for improved healthcare delivery are indispensable.


The president who was represented by the minister of health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, said that the calibre of students produced by the college are of world class.

“The specialist experts you produce, are of world class and are a valuable addition to the work force of our health care industry. They upgrade our health system by raising the quality of care Nigerians can access at home, which inturn reflex on the human capital index of our country. The government of Nigeria will assist with training needs in line with international best practices, particularly in the areas of clinical simulation and other innovative ways that enhance training,”  the president said.


He also urged the new fellow to keep pase with the evolution and transition of medical sciences.


The president of the Postgraduate College, Dr Opubo Lilly-Tariah while conferring the graduates with the fellowship urged them to promote and uplift the ethics of the profession and to place the welfare of patients above all other considerations.


He noted that the college will continue to improve on the curriculum for a better health sector in Nigeria.


A fellow of the College and the President Nigerian Medical Association, Dr Francis Faduyile while congratulating the grandaunts appealed to them not to take their expertise elsewhere, thereby increasing the brain drain in the country.


He encouraged the fellows to do more in Research as it is the means to problem solving in the country.


Stakeholders in the Health Sector who were at the convocation ceremony appealed to the been not to migrate to other countries with the specialty they have acquired.


The about 450 medical consultant graduates  of the Nigerian Postgraduate Medial College specialized in Surgery, internal Medicine, Pathology, Pediatrics, Ophthalmology, Family medicine, Obstetrics and gynecology.


The graduation ceremony coincidence with the fiftieth anniversary of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria.