The Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has expressed satisfaction with the efforts and dedication of doctors in the state towards improving healthcare delivery in the state. This is just as he expressed the desire of the state government to partner the Nigeria Medical Association, Enugu State branch, to achieve this objective.
The association whose delegation paid the governor a courtesy visit and presented a road map for the state’s healthcare delivery programme commended the governor for the strides of his administration while he thanked the association for working towards actualizing a medical health delivery in the state..
Earlier in an address by the association read by its chairmen, Dr. George Ugwu, the union expressed satisfaction that within the first 24 hours of assumption of office as governor that Governor Ugwuanyi visited hospitals in the state. He added that the governor in his compassionate manner asked after the sick and the less privileged with details and keep concern.
According to Dr. Ugwu this singular gesture of the governor has stimulated the deepest instincts in all the good doctors in Enugu State who now yearn to work with the governor.
In his words, “our decision is to exploit this favourable disposition of yours for the good of our citizens in terms of better health.”
Dr. Ugwu informed the governor that the association has commissioned its technical committee as promised to develop a roadmap for improving healthcare delivery in the state. He added that the association is proud as a body to present its well, considered inputs and ideas towards the betterment of healthcare delivery in the state.
According to him the association has emphasized the challenges in the state’s health system and suggested practical solutions.
The association informed Governor Ugwuanyi that it is the only NMA branch that has no secretariat, land or office space and recreation, adding that as the association travels around Nigeria for meetings and programmes that it has no vehicle while its counterparts from other states come with vehicles donated by their state governments with bold inscriptions. “We want our own so that we can write it “Gburugburu doctors,” he said.
The union thanked the governor for his timely intervention in stopping the unscrupulous actions of so called traffic regulators in the streets of Enugu.