The minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewale has advice the government of Nasarawa state to take advantage of the available doctors in Federal Medical Center, Keffi to nip the shortage of practicing doctors in the state health facilities.
The minister hinted this when he paid a courtesy visit to Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura at the government House, Lafia.
He appreciated the holistic approach of the Nasarawa State government in ensuring that the Nigeria State Health Investment Project (NSHIP) is feasible.
Adewale said the Federal government would partner and support the School of Nursing and Midwifery by ensuring the full accreditation of the institution by the regulatory body.
The minister who visited the ongoing building of “state of the art” Specialist hospital along Kafin Wambai, a structure recently donated by the governor to Faculty of Medicine of the Federal University, Lafia expressed dissatisfaction with the structures on ground.
Professor Isaac Adewale assured the State government of a cordial synergy between the state ministry of Health and the Federal Government to ensure the continuous upliftment of Health Care standard in Nasarawa State.
Adewale says the concerted effort of the Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari ‘S agenda would support Primary Health Care in each Local government.
The governor in his response appealed to the Federal Ministry of Health to assist the state government by ensuring that the Nasarawa State Diagnostic centre recently awarded worth N800m became a centre of excellence and a detection tool in the country.
Umaru Tanko Al-Makura said the Nasarawa model of bringing all Primary Health Care Centres under an umbrella was part of the minister’s vision as well a means to ensure standardization and to ease operations.
The governor said he would pilot a new scheme which would provide center of excellence within the Primary Health Care Centres.
Al-Makura said the state government would ensure that every electoral ward in the state was equipped with functional Comprehensive Health Care Centres.
The delegation visited the ongoing Comprehensive Primary Health Care Centre in Kwandare, the ongoing Specialist hospital build by Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura and recently donated to the Faculty of Medicine, Federal University, Lafia.
The team also visited the School Of Nursing and Midwifery and the headquarters of the Nasarawa State Primary Health Care Development Agency (NSPHCDA) along Jos road.