– President Muhammadu Buhari discloses that his administration will make healthcare affordable for every Nigerian
– The Nigerian president notes that he has the desire to address the challenges in the country’s health delivery system and improve the wellbeing of every Nigerian citizen
– Buhari says the federal government is committed to achieving universal health coverage aspirations by 2030
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, November 22, promised that his administration would strive to provide affordable, efficient and equitable healthcare services to all Nigerians.
The Nigerian president made the promise in Abuja when he received the report on the funding of universal healthcare delivery in Nigeria by the senior executive course 41 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru.
Buhari said his desire to address the challenges in the country’s health delivery system and improve the wellbeing of the citizens prompted him to approve the report study theme for the 2019 senior executive course.
The president said the federal government is committed to achieving universal health coverage aspirations by 2030.
”This government is unrelenting in its commitment to ensuring that all Nigerians have access to affordable, efficient, and equitable healthcare services without the risk of impoverishment,” he said.
”Your findings and recommendations are very innovative and useful. I, therefore, commend the Management, Staff and Participants of Senior Executive Course 41 for this report.
Buhari noted that he will direct the ministry of health and all relevant agencies to review this submission of the report and ensure its integration into the government’s on-going policies and programmes.
Meanwhile, the federal government has given reasons why medical tourism is on the increase in Nigeria.
The minister of health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, said the lack of medical equipment and poor working environment and poor attitude of health workers contribute to the high rate of medical tourism among Nigerians.
Speaking while receiving a team from CPL Medical Group Limited for an update on the third phase of the Federal Government/CPL Medical Group Ltd partnership on the special presidential intervention project to advance the tertiary health sector, the minister said FG is working towards an attitudinal change among health workers
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