Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria, AMLSN has advised the president-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari on the need to overhaul the health sector and halt the Public Private Partnership, PPP. MLSN’s National President, Alh. Toyosi Raheem disclosed that PPP only increase the pains of the ordinary people as it brought about high cost of accessing healthcare.
Raheem said the way out was for the government to improve its funding of the health sector and appointing professionals to manage resources allocated to the sector.
He also said that to ensure effective healthcare delivery, the new administration must carry out positive change that will encourage industrial harmony in the sector.
“This must include the liberalization of the headship and restructuring of the Federal Ministry of Health, with a view to appointing professionally unbiased health administrators,” he said.
AMLSN president who addressed journalists in Abuja yesterday on the occasion commemorating the 2015 World Biomedical science day, also urged the incoming administration to ensure the implementation of the National Health Act 2014, in a way that all the positive gains expected from the Act can be achieved.
He said, “in the health sector, AMLSN looks forward to positive changes that will liberalize the headship and restructuring of the Federal Ministry of Health with a view to appointing credible, unbiased, experienced health administrators or professionals that will give enabling environments and resources of optimal discharge of quality health care at all levels in Nigeria.”
Raheem also tasked the incoming administration on the need to give equal opportunities to all and treat all health professionals in the sector with justice, fairness, career progressions and professional autonomy that will make every profession contribute it’s best to the health sector.
AMLSN also want the Buhari led incoming government to “ensure universal health coverage to Nigerians as envisaged by the World Health Organisation, WHO.
Speaking on the Biomedical science day, with the theme, “patients’ safety first” Raheem noted that the day is to increase awareness on the role of biomedical laboratory scientists in quality and effective healthcare delivery.

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