August, 18

FG Requests Cooperation With Emergency Medical Services

The Federal Government has exhorted parties involved in the health sector to cooperate to provide emergency medical services that are well-coordinated, successful, and efficient.

The National Emergency Medical Service and Ambulance System and the National Emergency Medical Treatment Committee organized a stakeholders conference in Kano, where the FG made the announcement.

Recall that a Memorandum of Understanding for the operationalization of NEMSAS was signed by the Federal Ministry of Health with the private sector and other stakeholders.

The Federal Government (FG) stated that the stakeholders’ meeting is a part of the coordinated efforts made by the ministry of health to ensure the smooth start of NEMSAS and the proposed national launch/rollout of the program by President Muhammadu Buhari at a later date. The press release was signed by the Deputy Director, Media and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Health, Ahmadu Chindaya, and made available to our correspondent.

“So far, six states—Yobe, Kano, Rivers, Sokoto, Ekiti, and Anambra—have expressed their willingness and interest in launching the program in their states.

The National Programme Manager, NEMSAS, Dr. Saidu Dambulwa, coordinated the two-day stakeholders meeting, which was approved by the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, and supported by the World Health Organization, according to a release.

According to the statement, other attendees included the Chairman Committee of Medical Directors/Chief Medical Directors Federal Tertiary Hospitals, represented by Dr. Suleiman Bello, the Chief Medical Director, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Prof. Chris Bode, and the representative of the Honourable Commissioner for Health, Kano State, Dr. Nasir Kabo, who is also the Director-General, Hospital Management Board, Kano State.

“During the meeting, Dr. Dambulwa, the National Programme Manager for NEMSAS, delivered the LEAD paper.

He claims that there are gaps in the Nigerian health system’s tertiary, secondary, and primary levels for emergency health issues. Transporting the victim to the closest medical institution and figuring out who will pay the medical bills are always the missing pieces when an emergency happens.

Not only will the “missing link” be addressed, but health care delivery in Nigeria will also become more accessible once NEMTC and NEMSAS are completely operating.

Uchara Faith
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