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23rd October, 2018
By Yunusa Abdullahi

Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla has reiterated his administration's commitment to provide quality  Health Care Delivery to the people of Adamawa state. The Governor was speaking while  declaring open the Physician's week of the Nigerian  Medical  Association at the  Banquet Hall of the Government House Yola recently. 

 
Governor Muhammed Jibrilla  said in view of the importance attached to Health  sector, his administration has already declared a state of emergency on the sector by reconstruction  and Rehabilitation of some of the  major Health institutions across the state. He also revealed that  General Hospital Mubi, Numan, Ganye and the  Yola  Specialist Hospital  have received  Government's attention by  providing  Healthcare  facilities and  Drugs worth Millions of Naira  in order to boost the  sector. 


Earlier in his remarks, the Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association Adamawa state Branch  Dr.Tonde  Elijah had explained that the  Physician's week is a weekly annual events of the Nigerian  Medical  Association  which is  primarily  aimed at celebrating Medical and  Dental  Practitioners  in recognition of the services and Dedication to wellness of their immediate  communities and the  nation at large and to also to  look at  those factors  militating against the  provision of  effective Health Care delivery by the Nigerian  Doctors. 


According to  Dr. Tonde  Elijah, the Nigerian  Medical  Association  NMA as a custodian of the  Health of Nigerians  also  utilizes the period to undertake an  assessment of progress  made in selected key areas of  Health Care delivery  system during the Year. Similarly, he explained that in the year 2018,  the association have analyzed key issues  affecting  Health Care delivery  system  which includes  the quality of  lives of Nigerians  in line with the  aims and objectives of the  Sustainable Development  Goals  SDG's  2015 and decided to to explore a vital component of  agenda 3 Universal Health  Coverage with a Theme" Universal  Health  Coverage  Leaving no one behind "


He however  explained that  a team of Doctors will be going to  Mubi  for medical  outreach as part of its cooperate  social  responsibility, pointing out that  there will also be a  similar  Medical  outreach to other Towns and villages  across the state. 


Members of the  Nigerian  Medical Association  had also  paid a courtesy visit on Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla at the Council Chambers of the Government House, Yola.

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