National Health Bill may suffer due to unhealthy rivalry – Prof. Tomori to Health workers

By Post Nigeria January 9, 2015 19:25

National Health Bill may suffer due to unhealthy rivalry – Prof. Tomori to Health workers

The President, Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS) – Prof. Oyewale Tomori, on Friday made a plea urging health professionals to end unhealthy rivalry and promote team work in the sector.

Prof Tomori who made this appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos revealed that the “power tussle“ among the different professional bodies constituted a major setback that lead to incessant strikes in the sector in 2014 which affected healthcare delivery in the country.

“Unless they deal with the disrespect they mutually have for each other, the devastation to be suffered in the health sector will be worse than what the Ebola virus is currently causing in West Africa,

“So long as the unending war continues, we may not be able to achieve the purpose of the National Health Bill recently signed into law by President Goodluck Jonathan,” he said.

Tomori, who acknowledged the relevance of medical teams in the delivery of quality healthcare and safe patient care, urged the Federal Government to look into the report of the Yayale Ahmed Presidential Committee of Experts on Inter-Professional Relationship in the Public Health Sector which was submitted to the presidency on the 29 December.

The Yayale Ahmed Presidential Committee of Experts on Inter-Professional Relationship in the Public Health Sector was set up with the directive to look into the unhealthy rivalries among the nation’s health professionals.