Nigerian Union of Allied Health Professionals urges Federal Government to disregard public hospitals privitisation

Health workers under the aegis of Nigerian Union of Allied Health Professionals have urged the Federal Government to disregard any call for the privatisation of public hospitals in the country.

The National President of the union, Doctor Obinna Ogbonna, who addressed newsmen at the University College Hospital, Ibadan said the move would increase the cost of health care delivery beyond what the masses could afford, accusing the Nigeria Medical Association-NMA of championing the call for privatisation of public hospitals.

The union also called on President Muhammadu Buhari not to appoint a member of the NMA as the health minister, saying past members of the association who had served as health ministers destabilised the sector.



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