By Festus Ahon
UGHELLI- Chairman of Delta State Chapter of Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Dr. Ufuoma Pemu, has commended Delta State governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, for his exploits in the implementation of the various health care programmes in the state.
Pemu, who spoke in Ughelli last Tuesday during the 2009 Physiciansâ€™ Day, stressed the need for government to make First Aid part of the curriculum of secondary schools in the state.
He said the various health programmes of the state government have impacted positively on the lives of the people.
Pemu said:Â Â â€œGiven the available resources, with the free maternal health care programme, the free rural health care programme, the soon-to-be-started under five and the elderly free treatment, I think Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan is on top of the gear.â€
According to him, the physiciansâ€™ week is aimed at making doctors to reach out to the communities.
He added that medical doctors do not work in isolation, noting that the theme of this yearâ€™s celebration, â€œSave Lives, Make Hospitals Safe in Emergencies,â€ was apt and instructive, as it has provided a forum for the medical doctors to interact with the people.
Pemu said the physiciansâ€™ week also afforded them the opportunity of knowing the role each person could play in emergency situations, pointing out that it was imperative for the young to start equipping themselves with the knowledge of First Aid.