Posted by News Express | 20 December 2014 | 4,037 times
President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday said he was sad that strikes and unhealthy rivalries among professionals in the health sector have adversely affected medical services.
Jonathan spoke in Abuja when he received report of the Presidential Committee of Experts on Inter-Professional Relationship in the Public Health Sector to end “unhealthy rivalries” among healthcare professionals.
Receiving the report of the committee, headed by former Head of Service, Alhaji Mahmud Yayale Ahmed, the President said the Federal Government would act expeditiously on the report of the committee.
“I had to set up the committee because I am very sad, and I know most Nigerians feel very sad that strikes and unhealthy rivalries among professionals in the health sector have adversely affected medical services,’’ the President noted. He assured that the government would review the report immediately with a view to issuing a white paper on it and beginning the implementation of its accepted recommendations early next year.
Jonathan said that he was optimistic that the implementation of the committee’s accepted recommendations would help to end unhealthy rivalries and incessant strikes in the public health sector.
According to him, the situation had unfortunately created atmosphere of uncertainty in the sector, leaving many people with fewer options for quality medical services.
•Adapted from a National Mirror report. Photo shows President Jonathan.
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