Medical Experts in Nigeria have reaffirmed their commitment to delivering quality health care to Nigeria and work assiduously towards the attainment of a more healthier, productive and prosperous Nation.
The Health professionals disclosed that patients are the reasons they went through the rigours of medical education and practice.
The President of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Prof. (Dr.) Innocent A. O. Ujah, FNMA, mni made these known at the opening ceremony of the NMA 2021 61st Annual General Scientific Conference and Delegates’ Meeting (AGSC/DM) holding in Jos, the Plateau State Capital.
The erudite Scholar said the event is being held at a very critical moment in the history of the Nation and global community occasioned by the COVID-19 Pandemic which has adversely affected the health and socio-economic circumstances of all Nations of the World.
He posited that COVID-19 has thoroughly exposed the weaknesses of the entire global health System.
He lauded Medical Doctors and other health Workers in Nigeria who demonstrated total commitment and determination to the national response in the containment of the COVID-19 pandemic, the disposition he said is commendable and palpable demonstration of patriotism despite the subnormal work environment in Nigeria.
He called for a moment of silence in honour of the health practitioners who paid the supreme price in the care of their patients.
He said the theme of the Conference “Nigeria and the global Health Agenda 2030” is not only appropriate but timely putting into account the devastating tragedy of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He said the conference is providing the platform for Doctors to share knowledge and experiences.
He harped on the need to constantly and consistently monitor and evaluate their performance at the national and sub-national levels in order to identify the gaps for timely and appropriate intervention to improve the quality of care and response to medical emergencies.
In his remarks, the NMA Chairman Plateau State, Dr. Innocent Emmanuel lauded Doctors and other frontline health care workers in the Country who made priceless sacrifices, include the fallen heroes who lost their lives in battle, having paid the ultimate price. He said though medical practitioners continue to work under suboptimal conditions, their patriotism as demonstrated by their persistent in offering the best in the course of delivering health care services to the teeming populace of Nigeria is unparalleled.
He said Medical practitioners will continue to work to ensure a healthy Nigerian society.
The Guest Speaker, Prof. Isaac Adewole disclosed that the 2030 agenda provides for strong political commitment to public health and calls for more investment in the health sector.
Prof. Isaac said Nigeria must be well prepared and put in place adequate measures to tackle future pandemics.
The event which held at Crispan Hotel Hall Jos was well attended by Medical Experts across the Nation, the Executive Governor of Plateau State, top Government Functionaries and critical stakeholders in the Health Sector.
Chairman of the occasion, Her Excellency Dame Pauline Tallen, OFR Minister of Women Affairs made the opening speech and there was address by the Executive Governor of Plateau State, Rt. Hon. Simon Lalong.
The NMA 2021 61st AGC/DM which started on Sunday 25th April, 2021will end on on 2nd May, 2021 with lots of activities.
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