WITH respect to the loss of lives recorded during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Governor Willie Obiano has stated that Africans should be worried about how to get the vaccine in Africa”?
Represented by his deputy, Dr. Nkem Okeke, during the Nigerian Medical Association, Awka, 2020 National Executive Council (NEC) Meeting, he charged medical personnel to think seriously about how Nigeria can source this vaccines, and if we have the infrastructure ready to distribute them to those who really need it.
In his speech, President, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Innocent Ujah, appreciated the support, dedication and sacrifices of the medical professionals who continued to discharge their duties with diligence and unprecedented commitment, and prayed that their unity of purpose continue to be of health benefits to Nigerian people.
“We will continue to advocate for our members to be above board in their practice, so as to enable the quality of health care and reduce quackery. We will continue to encourage our members to adopt the patient centred approach in clinical practice,” Prof. Ujah pledged.
The NMA President also appealed to policy makers to provide conducive enabling environment for doctors and other health care workers to thrive in the discharge of their duties.
With reference to the theme of the event; The Medical Doctors, Politics and Leadership in the Society: Time for a Paradigm Shift in Medical Training, Prof. Ujah stated that it is indeed time for a paradigm shift towards visionary leadership for transformation for impact in the health sector.
“The persistent despair in the health system underscores the need for a paradigm shift in the training of not only medical doctors, but all health care professionals in the country, as will contribute to better health care service delivery to all Nigerians.