Kwara State governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has identified weak policy as the bane of development in the health sector.
The governor, who made the observation while receiving the National President, Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, Dr Kayode Obenbe, who led other executives on a courtesy call, expressed optimism that the present government would do all within its power to address the problem.
Ahmed recalled that the immediate past administration handled the issue of health with levity, adding that lack of statistics had contributed to the health system management in the country.
He expressed hope that a new policy would be put in place to harmonise the differences, with a view to enhance a structured and methodically designed healthcare system.
“No country can develop without good health services. So, there cannot be productivity without good health.”
He also spoke of his government’s giant strides in the health sector and promised to strengthen its Community Insurance Health programme in order to achieve universal health coverage.
The governor also promised to improve the welfare package of the state’s health personnel particularly doctors and urged them to key into the state’s new revenue drive.
The national president, NMA, lauded the state government for its health programme, saying “Kwara is on the frontline in Community Health Insurance programme.’’
He also commended the government for its welfare package for doctors and appealed for the implementation of a new template.

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