Nigeria cannot afford one doctor per 600 patients ratio ― Ngige


Nigeria cannot afford one doctor per 600 patients ratio ― Ngige

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Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, has said that as a developing country, Nigeria was unlikely to meet the recommendation of the United Nations and the World Health Organisation’s ratio of one doctor to 600 patients.

Ngige said this at the two-day quarterly meeting of the Nigeria Health Commissioners Forum, on Friday, in Abuja.

The News Agency Of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the two-day Forum’s theme was: “Building a stronger health sector in Nigeria through collaboration and strategic partnership”.

The meeting was primarily convened to discuss how to strengthen the health system at the sub-national levels, with an overall objective of achieving Universal Health Coverage(UHC).

The Minister said: “we’re not a United Nations’ country, we are a developing country. So, when such figures are given I will tell them every rule has an exception. We are not yet there”. 

“So, we shall make…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper