Dr Emeka Ogah, Chief Medical Director (CMD), Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital (AE-FUTHA), Abakaliki, has advised medical professionals to use dialogue as a better approach to addressing health-care challenges.
Ogah made the remarks on Thursday at the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Ebonyi branch’s 2021 “Physicians” week celebration and award night in Abakaliki.
The event’s theme is “Nigeria in the COVID-19 Era: Strengthening Health Systems for National Security and Prosperity.”
Instead of allowing patients to suffer during their demand and action, the CMD explained that the process would be achievable and result in a better outcome.
He praised resident doctors for returning to work and expressed hope that the federal government is working to meet their demands.
“I believe that what the federal government is proposing in the budget for the health sector will make things better,” he said.
The medical director, a recipient of the NMA’s higher award of “roll of honour,” praised the organization for identifying ethical standards in members’ medical practices.
He stated that their newfound confidence would motivate them to do more for humanity.
He stated that the honor (award) is a challenge to improve the hospital’s medical service delivery and would encourage more work.
Meanwhile, Dr Benjamin Umezurike, the NMA State Chairman, has asked Governor David Umahi to assist the association in completing its state secretariat and vehicles for effective services.
According to Umezurike, the event is an annual celebration to honor doctors for their selfless service to humanity.
He praised the Governor’s wife, Mrs Rachael Umahi, for uplifting the downtrodden and providing assistance to indigent patients in the community.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the event included the installation of the NMA ambassador for 2021-2022, a roll of honor, and health care merit awards to individuals who earned them.
Other honors include Mrs. Umahi’s distinguished service award for her contributions to women’s empowerment and the reduction of maternal morbidity and mortality in society.
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