Resolve Medical Doctors’ Enhanced Welfare Packages, FG Urged

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By Segun Awofadeji in Gombe

The Gombe Diocese of the Anglican Communion has called on the federal government to take the issue of the enhancement of the welfare packages of medical doctors as a matter of national importance.

Rising from its sixth synod, which ended at the Christ Anglican Church Bogo last Sunday, the Diocese issued a communiqué which equally implores the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government to embark on a holistic reformation of the health sector by providing modern medical equipment as a way of reducing medical tourism of Nigerians to foreign countries.

The communiqué, which was signed by the Bishop of the Diocese, Rt. Reverend Henry C Ndukuba, said doing this would lead to the avoidance of industrial action and brain drain that have bedevilled the country’s health sector.

The communiqué also called on the federal government to entrench true federalism by reflecting federal character in appointments and revenue allocation to different tiers of government.

It called for the restructuring of the country to ensure equity, unity and progress to assuage the incessant calls for secession and militancy in almost all parts of the country.

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  • henry price

    comrades as we all know healthcare is life blood of a nation plus healthcare workers especially physicians are usually reasonable people. Under total circumstance they deserve as close to best of provisions we are capable of providing. Where they do not receive them there need be justifications given or we invite chaos. In addition, we should accommodate creation of process where physicians in systematic fashion may not only serve in Nigeria but also abroad for a portion of each year. This will help avoid excessive drain of skill personnel while we over a period of years develop a prevention medical system that will allow for us to equip our medical facilities with necessary equipment, increase healthcare professionals pay plus their ability to treat ailments which were not managed by prevention. Being I am of need of curing healthcare treatment for ailment that was not duly managed in prevention phase I believe physician is valuable far in excess of greatest athelete. Thus if we are able to pay atheletes millions we should find way to pay physicians above average liveable wage. Very much sincere, Henry Price Jr. aka Obediah Buntu IL-Khan aka Kankan aka Gue.