Symbol of Justice
Paul Obi in Abuja
Chairman of the Association of Chief Medical Directors, Professor George Akpede, and other stakeholders in the sector yesterday in Abuja, said the incessant industrial disputes in the health sector could be brought under control if appropriate legislation is made to check the activities of the players in the sector.
Akpede who spoke at the opening ceremony of the Association of Pathologists of Nigeria (ASSOPON), observed that the frequent strike in the sector has caused a lot of havoc in the country’s health system, maintaining that because of the sensitivity of the sector, government should always make effort to avoid it by the medical officers.
He maintained that, if any service is to be essential to the country, it should be health sector services as it has to do with the health being of the people.
He used the occasion to charge medical workers on dedication to duty and avoid any act that is unethical, stating that proper care of the patients should be the priority of healthcare workers.
Also, the President of Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Dr. Osahon Enabulele, informed the gathering that the association was committed to leading its members in the right direction in terms of best practices and discharge of quality service in the health sector.
Enabulele called on Nigerians to shun quarks and always take their health issue to skilled medical personnel, while also enjoining them to only accept medical test results issued by experts.