Expert tells government to strengthen Primary Health-care

Date: 2017-01-09

A medical expert, Dr Kolawole Joshua has called on the government to strengthen the Primary Health-care system through the provision of adequate expertise and necessary facilities.

This, he said, would reduce the burden on the secondary and tertiary health institutions in the country.

Dr Joshua who said this while speaking with VON in Ilorin, noted that once the Primary Health-care system is strengthened, only referral cases would be treated at the secondary and tertiary institutions level.

The Medical Expert who is a Senior Healthcare Assessor and Quality Manager with Safecare, PharmAcess Foundation,also called on the people of Kwara State to key into the state wide health insurance scheme by paying little premium and access qualitative healthcare for a period of one year.

He said the health insurance scheme would begin in the state in the next three months, urging the people of the state to register and enrol for the scheme.

According to him, the Kwara state governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has approved the pursuance of quality institutionalization by formulating a ten man committee to ensure public stimulation to access to public healthcare.

Doctor Joshua noted that this would engender trust in the health system and improve access to quality health care in the state.

He explained that patients have the right to improved quality health system, and charged them to always seek better treatment in the hospital by asking doctors and nurses about the injection or drugs being administered to them.

Doctor Joshua also cautioned Nigerians against self-medications especially during this economic recession period, urging them to pay more attention to their health through preventive measures.

Source

Click to add/read Comments


Cloud Tag: What's trending

Click on a word/phrase to read more about it.

Abubakar Baba     Amuda Musbau     Ayodele Kuburat Olaosebikan     Kayode Zubair     Senate     Nurudeen Muhammed     Women For Change And Development Initiative     S.O. Opowoye     Omupo     Akorede     Kazeem Adekanye     Christopher Odetunde     Okedare     Funke Adedoyin     Oba Abdulkadir La'aro     IF-K     Mufti Of Ilorin     Kwara Pdp     College Of Health     IFK     Geri-Alimi Split Diamond Interchange     Femi Ogunsola     Kulende-UITH     Edu     Bolakale Ayo     Hassan Saliu     Elelu     Muhammadu Buhari     Babata     Economic And Financial Crimes Commission     Yusuf Amuda Gobir     Aisha Buhari     Lukman Adeloyin     Ilorin East     Ilorin     Kwara State Government     Diagnostic Centre     Baba Isale     Musa Ayinla Yeketi     Bolaji Abdullahi     Erin-ile     Kwara United     Ayinde Oyepitan     Patience Jonathan     KSIRS     Ayo Salami     Kamaldeen Ajibade     Mogaji Aare     Bayo Ajia     Revenue Court     Kayode Ogunlowo     Split Diamond Interchange     Lawal Arinola Kudirat     AbdulRauf Keji     Dairo Kunle Paul     Maja     School Of Nursing     Laolu Saraki     Sarafadeen Kayode Akorede     Basit Olatunji     Ayeni     Olatunji Moronfoye     Omotoso     Abdulazeez Arowona     Ike Ekweremadu     Ekweremadu     Www.Kwarareports.com     Yusuf Ali     Lawan     Rotimi Atere     Wole Oke     Shehu Salau     Salihu Ajia     Mustapha AbdulGaniyu     Issa Oloruntogun     Ijagbo     Ilorin Airport