The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Ogun State branch has lauded the State Government Community Base Health Insurance Scheme (CBHIS), tagged “ARAYA” and the war against quackery in the state.
The newly elected President of the Association, Dr. Abayomi Olajide, stated this while chatting with Journalists in his office at NMA House, Abeokuta, he noted further that the initiative with numbers and colour code for private health facilities in the state to curb quackery in health sector was a step in right direction.
Dr. Olajide said the revalidation of all health facilities, numbers and colour coding was quite commendable; adding that it had confirmed that the present administration-led by Senator Ibikunle Amosun’s seriousness to wage war against quackery in the State health sector was real and in order.
“We really commend the State Government on the war against quackery in the state health sector, though we will soon support the move through a bill in the State House of Assembly to completely outlaw quackery. Also the recent scale-up of the Community Base Health Insurance Scheme is a well thought initiative’’ Olajide said.
Dr. Olajide pleaded with the state government to replicate the comprehensive health centre built at Totoro, Owu in all local government and local government council development areas, describing it as ‘’World Class Model’’ in structure.
Appealing to Government to look into the implementation of adjusted CONMESS (Relativity) and other approved allowances for doctors in the State which would be more of improving health sector, putting an end to the rounds of news that this administration is high on task and low on people.
He added that government needs to act swiftly to end the current strike actions embarked upon by the Doctors in the employ of the state government, saying that well motivation, payment of allowance to the members (Doctors) would ‘’nip the impending ones in the bud’’ and encourage them to be a first class citizens of the state.
“To me, motivation and encouragement of our doctors is very imperative, make them work harder and also reverse the exodus of doctors out of the state and stem the tides of internal brain-drain’’ in the health sector”, he said.