Tinubu concerned about health workers

Tinubu concerned about health workers

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Tinubu concerned about health workers

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Tinubu concerned about health workers. President Bola Tinubu is concerned about a large departure of health personnel from the country in pursuit of brighter pastures, according to Salma Anas, his Special Adviser on Public Health Matters.

Anas stated this Monday at the 2023 annual conference of the Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists in Abuja, themed ‘Universal health coverage: The medical laboratories priority in Nigeria.’

According to Anas, the President is working towards improving Nigeria’s health sector.

She said, “President Bola Tinubu is worried about the ‘japa syndrome’ which we inherited from previous administrations for obvious reasons.

“We want to reverse that ugly trend and ensure that we sustain and retain our medical experts within the country through a variety of interventions and measures as part of our commitment.”

“Part of our efforts include motivating our health-care workers in Nigeria, not only through regular payment of salaries and allowances, but also by providing a pleasant working environment.” We will do this through the provision of state-of-the-art medical facilities at all levels especially the primary level of healthcare.”

She added that the government is striving towards producing more health workers in all fields.

Also speaking, the National President, Association of Medical Laboratory of Nigeria, Bassey Bassey, explained efforts being made to stop quackery in the health sector.

According to the organization, the body has shut down numerous unregistered laboratories in coordination with other partners in order to prevent erroneous diagnosis and other unlawful operations in the country.

The laboratory scientists noted that plans are underway to begin the process of manufacturing equipment and other needed essential medical items in Nigeria.

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