The Association of Nigerian Private Medical Practitioners (ANPMP) has appealed to the president-elect to sustain reforms in the Health sector.
National President, Dr Kayode Adesola, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, efforts at repositioning the sector be sustained.
He called on the Presidential Health Reform Committee to help strengthen primary care. This will help improve access to health insurance and prepare adequately for any pandemic.
Adesola said work must be done by the committee by reducing the brain drain in the system including medical tourism.
He urged the president-elect to strengthen emergency medical systems to reduce morbidity and mortality.
Union leaders said the state needs to partner with National Emergency Medical Service and Ambulance System across the country to coordinate state emergency medical services and ambulance systems.
He said this would strengthen the system by institutionalising emergency and ambulance systems.
“Presently, four states have provisions for emergency medical service and ambulance system. We need to increase the number.
Adesola noted insecurity remains a factor fuelling brain drain, saying not all relocated due to poor pay.
He urged the president-elect to improve welfare and apply world standards in the remuneration of workers.
cc: The Nations Ng