The Nigeria Medical Association has blamed the state governments for the poor implementation of Primary Healthcare programmes in the country.
Dr Francis Faduyile, the President of NMA, told the News agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Abuja, that the poor handling of primary healthcare was due to negligence and poor commitment on the part of state governors.
He stated that the state government had largely abandoned the state health system, stressing that they had allowed it to suffer serious setbacks.
Faduyile said, “We are hoping to go to the Governors’ Forum when next they have a meeting to draw attention and address concerns, on primary health care. It is very important in rectifying the health situation in the country.”
Faduyile noted that it was also bad enough that the Federal Government had been paying lip service to the issue of brain drain that could help in salvaging the health sector.