The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) says it will tackle the issue of medical quackery toward assuring citizens of quality healthcare delivery, both in the private and public health facilities. Dr Adetunji Adenekan, Chairman of the association in Lagos State, made the assertion on Sunday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, while giving details of the association’s programmes for the next two years. Adenekan was on Aug.6 elected as the new Chairman of the Lagos NMA to steer the affairs of the association for the next two years.
Lagos NMA elects new officers Adenekan complained that medical quackery had become an ugly trend which could lead to a long chain of terrible consequences for the health sector, if not decisively addressed. According to him, the new executive will deal with medical quackery and restore the dignity and pride of the medical profession in Lagos State. “We intend to leave a lasting legacy through more responsive and inclusive governance that would impact, not only the medical professionals but also the citizens of Lagos. “We aim to ensure that the health, security, and welfare of members are germane in all that we do.
“We would work with all relevant stakeholders amicably toward driving the health of Lagos citizens to an enviable standard,” he said. Adenekan disclosed that NMA would organize a health summit that would converge all relevant stakeholders to develop a strategic document that would be used to drive quality healthcare and development in the state’s health sector. He added that more collaboration between the association and private organizations would be forged, and measures that would restore values to the pockets of medical professionals would be initiated.