This is being highlighted as stakeholders across the sector converge in Ekiti State for the 64th National Council on Health where salient issues around the health sector are up for discussion.

The opening ceremony on Thursday was an avenue to set the tone around the theme which focuses on building resilience and an inclusive healthcare system for a healthy Nigeria.

The Coordinating Minister for Health and Social Welfare Dr Muhammed Ali Pate said the nation’s health facilities are in bad shape, adding that there is a need for an urgent intervention.

The governor of Ekiti state Mr Biodun Oyebanji in his remarks said the state received with great excitement the offer to host the 64th National Council on Health and the prospect of having all the distinguished delegates from across the nation including international stakeholders in health policy development in the state for this agenda setting council meeting.

He said the state has gigantic accomplishments to grandstand in the wellbeing area throughout the course of recent years.

The House of Representatives had keep going month approached the National Government to proclaim a highly sensitive situation in the area and distribute huge votes to it in the 2024 spending plan.

The call was a continuation of a movement by a Lagos legislator Fayinka Oluwatoyin (APC) during a whole meeting in Abuja.

In the movement subtitled “Need for the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency to team up with significant wellbeing offices in states and Nearby Legislatures to guarantee the usefulness of Essential Medical care Places,” the legislator addressing Mushin Federal Constituency II of Lagos State said Nigeria’s wellbeing offices are dilapidating at a quick rate.

As per him, the lack of staff, clinical hardware, sedates, and qualified faculty among others, has prompted a climb in the loss of life in wellbeing offices in the country.


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