By Austin Ogwuda
Asabaâ€”MEMBERS of the Delta State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA,while joining other Nigerians to wish President Umaru Yarâ€™Adua a speedy recovery, has called for improvement of the nationâ€™s health facilities.
The Associationâ€™s chairman, Dr. Akpufuoma Pemu, in a statement in Asaba yesterday, said: â€œThe entire members of the Nigerian Medical Association, Delta State branch ,join all well meaning Nigerians and friends of Nigeria to wish our president a speedy recovery.
â€œThis is a clarion call to all levels of governance in the country to urgently improve the health care facilities in Nigeria. This call becomes important, more soÂ because the country where our president is currently hospitalized, a few years ago had her healthcare delivery system being manned mainly by Nigerian medical professionals which goes to show that our predicament is not a dearth of manpower but that of poor health care facilities.
â€œMuch as we do not pray or wish anyone to be sick, provision of quality health care facilities is like having a fire extinguisher in your car as you never know when youâ€™ll need itâ€, he added