The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has said it may be hard to guarantee calm in the health sector as the President Muhammadu Buhari Administration failed to reconstitute the board of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.
NMA president Francis Faduyile revealed this in a statement.
This is coming 10 days after the association extended its six weeks ultimatum for the reconstitution of the board dissolved three years ago.
“The Association expresses her displeasure over this development despite repeated appeals to re-constitute the council of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) over three years after its dissolution.
“Over the years, we have been alerting the public on the increasing rate of brain drain and medical tourism, coupled with the fact that the health sector is not regulated,” said Faduyile.
“The NMA as the custodian of the peoples’ health believes that a sector that is not well regulated is prone to quackery and this has a debilitating effect on the healthcare of our citizenry.
The association who expressed disappointment that healthcare delivery to Nigerians is “being gambled with,” also called on political aspirants to make health key agenda in their manifestos to improve Nigeria’s health indices.