CMD ATBUTH Blames Insecurity For Decayed Health Infrastructure

The Chief Medical Doctor, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital Bauchi (ATBUTH), Professor Yusuf Jibril Bara has blamed insecurity in some parts of the country, particularly the northeast subregion, for impeding the execution of measures designed to improve the healthcare sector of the region.

Professor Bara said persons in positions of authority for the infrastructure litter the country’s health sector. 

He said most leaders in Nigeria consistently displayed their ignorance about the best strategy to reacquire to tackle the decay in Nigeria’s health sector despite the sustained budgetary provisions. 

Professor Bara said what features prominently in conventional discourse about Nigeria’s health sector is the negative issues bedevilling the sector unabatedly. 

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The CMD said to address the core issues of the health sector, a strong political will with emphasis placed on tackling critical issues inimical to a standard complaint healthcare service delivery to Nigerians. 

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Medical Association Bauchi State Chapter said it will partner with relevant stakeholders to engage aspirants in a debate on ways and strategies designed to improve the state of hospitals and the healthcare sector as the 2023 general elections loom. 

Bauchi NMA Chairman, Dr Muhammad Bashir Faruq said the move is aimed at galvanizing The candidates’ manifesto, especially on way forward to The development of Basic healthcare from the grassroots in the state.

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The Chairman lamented the continued brain drain in the medical profession in the last seven years, amidst deadly, decreases in the country that required more medical doctors.

He said Bauchi State NMA will also be engaged in massive sensitization for voters with regards to how to weigh up the best suit policy on health presented by the politicians during campaigns.


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