Adamawa governor pledges investment in medical personnel training

Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State has reiterated his commitment to the training and retraining of medical personnel for quality healthcare service delivery.

He made this known at an event to mark the 2023 Nigerian Medical Association Physicians’ Week, held in Yola on Tuesday.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that ‘Physicians’ Week’ is dedicated to physicians and the work they do for humanity.

It also affords them the opportunity to interact with members of society and to undertake their Corporate Social Responsibilities.

The 2023 commemoration has ‘It is Time To Get It Right In Health: The Abuja Declaration; 22 Years After’ as its theme.

Fintiri, who was represented by the Head of Service, Mr. Shehu Ardo, said, “The state government is ready to partner with NMA and other stakeholders in improving the lives of citizens, in line with the objectives of the Abuja declaration.”

He commended the NMA for contributing to healthcare service delivery and ensuring easy access to care for people in the state.

The Permanent Secretary in the state’s Ministry of Health, Mr. Esuwa Misali, said the theme of this year’s observance is apt, and advised NMA to support the government for more dividends of democracy in the health sector.

According to him, the choice of the theme will go a long way toward improving quality service for humanity.

He urged the physicians to always observe the ethics of the profession.

Dr. Solomon Bulus, the NMA Chairman in Adamawa, explained that the week is a period that physicians give back to society through medical outreach, positive engagements and collaboration with communities.

“It is also a time to strengthen our collaboration with government and other partners for smooth healthcare delivery,” he added.

According to him, brain drain has hugely affected the country’s healthcare system, as medical doctors leave the country in droves for greener pastures.

Meanwhile, the acting Chief Medical Director of Modibbo Adama University Teaching Hospital, Yola, Dr. Ahmad Usman, appreciated and commended NMA for its positive contributions to the healthcare system.

Represented by Dr. Maisaratu Bakari, the Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee Clinical, Usman solicited the support of the state government toward the maintenance of the Computed Tomography scan machine.

According to him, the machine is worth over N800 million and it is challenging to have it maintained to serve the people.


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