Sunday, 15 May 2016

Anambra Doctors Urged to Register Their Hospitals

Anambra State government has said it would label medical doctors in the state who do not have the necessary certifications to run private hospitals.

Commissioner for Health, Dr. Josephat Akabuike stated this on Friday during a workshop of the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria, Anambra State branch, held in Awka.

The state, as of 2013, had a total of 1, 069 private hospitals registered with the state ministry of health and the state has begun recertification of private hospitals.

Gov. Obiano through the Commissioner asked doctors to make sure they were properly registered with the Nigerian Medical Association and the state ministry of health.

“We won’t ask you to show us your qualifying certificates. The only way we would know you are a doctor is when we ask the NMA and your name is on their list, otherwise we shall label you a quack. The era of one-roomed hospital should be over. Build your hospitals in flats and bring business experts to manage them for you,” the governor said.

He said arrangements had been completed to commence a health insurance scheme for the state, saying it will help people who cannot afford to pay their own medical bills.

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