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FG Set To Upgrade Tertiary Hospitals To Stop Medical Tourism

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February 27, (THEWILL) – The Federal Government has disclosed that training of frontline health workers is underway, while upgrading tertiary health would address medical tourism in the country.

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Ms Daju Kachollom, made this known during a combined graduation of frontline medical officers of the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH), which was held in Maiduguri.

Ms Daju noted that the training of the frontline health workers across the country boasts health services delivery to the citizens.

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She revealed that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu directed the revamping of health institutions and that the essence of her visit was to ascertain the level of equipment that the UMTH and Federal Neuropsychiatric hospitals have adequate structure to run with the new direct life by the Federal Government.

“Under the renewed hope agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has given the directive of upgrading all health institutions across the country, because we want to stop medical tourism and that’s why we are upgrading all our tertiary hospitals.

“And ensuring the clinical staff, not just doctors, nursing and community health workers are well equipped and in the next few weeks we will begin to train over 120,000 frontline health workers that cut across the ross medical profession.

“Not only that we are unlocking the value chains of having local manufacturers within Nigeria and the landscape is opened”, she said.

She praised the efforts of the leadership of Federal Neuros Hospital and UMTH for reposting the health sector of the region, noting that it has tremendously improved despite overwhelming challenges.

Earlier, the Chief Medical Director, Professor Ahmed Adhijo, thanked the Permanent Secretary for the support UMTH has received under her ministry, noting that the new policy of revamping health institutions would address medical tourism.

Professor Ahmed said the graduates comprised 459 National Diplomas, 247 Higher National Diploma, School of Health Information Management, 154 National Diploma from the School of Biomedical Engineering Technology, 389 certificates from the School of Biomedical Engineering and Technology, and the School of Health Information Management.

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I am Ladi Dapson, a general writer with thewill. I cover Borno and Yobe states respectively. I based Maiduguri, Borno State Capital. I can be reached via ladi4media@gmail.com. Very high and kind regards!

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