Minister laments deplorable state of Nigerian health sector

The Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Professor Muhammad Ali Pate has expressed great concern over the challenges bedevilling the health sector in the country.

He made the remark at the opening ceremony of the 13th Biennial Delegates Meeting and Scientific Conference of Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association held in Kano on Thursday.

The minister, who was represented by the Chief Medical Director of Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Professor Abdurrahman Sheshe, listed some of the problems plaguing the health sector including poor funding, brain drain, lack of facilities, obsolete equipment, and lack of personnel, especially in the rural areas.

According to him, the current administration under President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is working hard to change the ugly situation in order to strengthen the health sector.

The minister expressed the readiness and willingness of the government to work hand in hand with those willing to contribute towards resolving the problems, especially the MDCAN, saying his doors will always be open for useful advice and suggestions.

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