The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the theme of the event was: “Nigeria’s Healthcare Delivery System and 2023 Democratic Transition: A Time to Change the Narrative.
According to him, his interest in healthcare delivery has also encouraged some partners to do more for the state.
NMA Chairman in the state, Dr Solomon Bulus, lauded the government for the infrastructural development recorded in the state and called for more, especially in the area of health workers’ welfare.
He decried the shortage of manpower and the challenges being faced by health workers in the country generally, adding: “doctors are being underpaid, overworked and targeted by kidnappers.
Bulus called for the review of doctors’ salary structure, which, he said, had been overdue since 2014.
He also urged Nigerians to intervene over the review of the new salary structure in order to improve the welfare of health workers.
He particularly cited a state with seven general hospitals but without medical doctors to provide the needed services.
Ahmad, who stated that World Health Organisation (WHO) had recommended one doctor to 1,000 patients, urged governments at all levels to do the needful in order to salvage the situation.