Medical Guild tasks FG on effective healthcare service delivery
The Guild of Medical Directors (GMD) has advised the Federal Government to work towards improving healthcare service delivery through improved funding, proper planning and execution of post COVID-19 action plan.
Dr Lekan Adelakun, the Publicity Secretary of the Lagos State Chapter of the guild said this in a statement on Tuesday.
Adelakun said the government must put in place structures to ensure improved healthcare service delivery for Nigerians in post COVID-19 period.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a lot of fear and anxiety and indeed, panic attacks in many cases.
“It has changed substantially the way we live, relate, work and brought untold economic hardships globally,” he said.
Adelakun said that the guild plans to hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM), between Oct. 29 and Oct. 30 in Lagos.
He said, however, that the event will hold virtually due to COVID-19 pandemic.
“The theme is – Post COVID Era; Economics and Healthcare Delivery in Nigeria”.
He said that participants at the event will discuss the effect of COVID-19 pandemic on two key areas; economic and healthcare delivery and mental health system in Nigeria.
Adelakun said that the topics were carefully chosen to ensure robust deliberations at the event.
Members of the GMD are medical doctors who owned private hospitals and are Medical Directors of such hospitals.