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Jide Idris, Chukwu seek increased investment in healthcare sector

By Oluwakemi Obadimeji   |   24 December 2015   |   7:00 am  

Photo; lifestylemedicinealliance

Photo; lifestylemedicinealliance

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris, has called for increase investment in the health, even as he said such investment would help to engender quality healthcare in the country.

Idris made the call at the biennial “August Event” organised in Lagos recently by the Moses Adekoyejo Majekodunmi Foundation (MAMF) in collaboration with St.Nicholas Hospital, to celebrate the ideas of the founder of MAMF, late Dr Moses Majekodunmi, who is also the founder of St.Nicholas Hospital, Lagos.
According to Idris, health and education sectors are the foundations for human development.


“I think what we need to look at is the current challenges in Africa; what I expect is the need for government to increase the investment in the health sector,” Idris said. “We need more money, because studies have shown that the more money invested, the more we are able to reduce maternal deaths.

“Also, we need to address issue of politics,human resources and manpower. We must stop all the strikes, and government too must address all those things that impinge on improve quality healthcare delivery.

“It is imperative that there is need for improvement of our health and education sectors for the better quality of life and general production output in all spheres of life.’’

The commissioner of health also said that lack of access to healthcare has affected quality healthcare delivery.

Former Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, said that the National Health Act was not meant to be a single dose to all the challenges facing the health sector



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