Bayelsa Govt., NMA to partner against quackery

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The Government Tuesday said that it was partner the Nigeria Association (NMA) fight quackery and other unhealthy practise the state help save lives.

The Deputy Governor, Mr Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, said this Tuesday, when Executives of the NMA, Chapter, paid him a courtesy visit Yenagoa.

“This administration is give all necessary support check unethical practise that cause avoidable deaths the state,” he said.

According to him, the state is concerned about the increase in traditional medicine practitioners who claim to have cure for every ailment.

The deputy governor said that the state government would come up with a legislation to check advertisement and sale of unverified claims and products to protect lives.

Ewhrudjakpo said that the desire of the government was to keep the people healthy enough to enjoy the prosperity it was working hard to create.

“I want the NMA to look inwards and come up with measures to fish the impostors among you. You be able to regulate yourselves.

“That is what we do as lawyers. Nobody take your legal documents seriously, matter how well written, without the approved seal.

“The NMA and other health regulatory bodies should take the fight against quackery a lot more seriously.

our part, we are going to make a that regulate the practise of traditional medicine here,” he said.

On the issue of multiple medical training , Ewhrudjakpo described the establishment of the Medical and other health institutions as part of efforts to provide the much needed manpower to drive the health sector.

He added that the government would continue to take training of medical seriously to improve the doctor-patient ratio.

“It also evolve more ways of motivating them for better productivity and healthcare delivery.

“The doors of the state government will remain open for with the NMA in our quest to improve healthcare delivery for our people,” he said.

Earlier, Chairman of the NMA, Bayelsa chapter, Dr Ngowari Torunana, said that the aim of the visit was to find how the association could partner government to improve the health sector.

Torunana commended the present administration’s strides in the health sector so far, especially for sustaining the Bayelsa Health Insurance and the proactive measures taken to mitigate the effects of the -19 pandemic.

The chairman appealed for support in the fight against quackery, streamlining of state-owned health training institutions and improved welfare for medical practitioners.