Health Minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has called for the involvement of the private corporations and individuals in reviving the nation’s health sector.
He said Nigeria would have to partner interested private and corporate business owners as well as philanthropists in the society if it would become a huge and dependable health tourism destination like India and other advanced countries.
The university don said the measure became necessary in order to give Nigerians quality healthcare delivery through improved facilities, as well as discourage Nigerians from travelling abroad for medical treatment.
He spoke in Ikere Ekiti over the weekend during the Commissioning of Iyaafin Bosede Olanipekun Special Amenity Ward donated by Wole Olanipekun for Ikere Specialists Hospital.
The minister described the health sector as an area through which the welfare of the citizenry could be enhanced, noting that there was need for improved medical facilities in the Nigerian hospitals.
“The government has no option in view of this economic recession which hindered it from providing basic medical facilities than to appeal to corporate organizations to play their corporate responsibilities and individuals to play their patriotic roles to rebuild the health sector
The menace of increasing accidents on our roads, terrorism, robbery, poverty and outbreak of diseases have increased the health needs of the people and there is need for injection of improved personnel and complementary facilities to be able to meet their needs.” Mr. Adewole noted.