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Declare State of Emergency in the Health Sector-MDCAN Urges FG

The Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) has called on the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency in the nation’s health sector due to a number of issues.

Dr Victor Makanjuola, the MDCAN’s newly elected National President, made the call at a news conference organised by the National Officers’ Committee (NOC) of the association on Sunday in Ibadan.

Dr. Makanjuola said that members of the association, at the 12th Biennial Delegates Meeting (BDM), were alarmed by exodus of medical doctors, spate of insecurity, poor welfare of members and lack of modern facilities, among other issues.

He said all these called for a state of emergency in the health sector so as to tackle the numerous problems bedeviling it.

MDCAN, had through the delegates meeting, called on the Federal Government to decentralise the management of federal tertiary hospitals so as to remove the need for heads of such institutions to visit Abuja, almost on a weekly basis.

Other demands included that government at all levels should ensure universal healthcare coverage and better health outcomes for the populace.


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