Governor Willie Obiano says his commitment to making Anambra State a national health tourism hub is total.
He stated this at the 2021 Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference of the Nigeria Medical Association, Awka Branch, held in Awka.
Blessing Uchendu reports that while declaring the event open, Governor Obiano, represented by the Commissioner for Health, Dr Vincent Okpala, said that his administration has made remarkable progress towards attaining global healthcare targets, with notable policies.
Commending the Nigeria Medical Association Awka Branch for choosing an insightful theme for this year’s meeting, Governor Obiano extolled the leadership of the association for its relentless services in health care delivery in Anambra State.
On his part, the National President of the Nigeria Medical Association Professor Innocent Ujah, represented by the National Treasurer, Dr Eric Anazodo, said that Nigeria Medical Association will continue to ensure that members live above board in their medical practice, to enhance quality healthcare services and also charged members to be professional in their practices.
In a welcome address, the Anambra State Chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association, Dr Jide Onyekwelu, said that the Annual General Meeting is an avenue for all medical practitioners to gather and discuss with other stakeholders in the Health sector, to brainstorm on new development in health care delivery.
The keynote speaker and Nigeria Medical Association Chairman in Abia State, Dr Chimezie Okwuonu, in his speech, said that Nigeria has recorded low results in the area of tissues and organ donation, which he described as important aspect of successful medicine for the extension of human life.
On his part, the Chairman on the occasion, Dr Emma Emelumadu, said that those in the medical profession are the most challenged in the COVID-19 world and called for a critical review of practice laws for the safety of practitioners.
Contributing, the traditional ruler of Agulu in Anaocha Local Government Area Igwe Innocent Obodoakor, urged members of the association to be more innovative and proffer solutions to rising health challenges in Nigeria.
The 2021 Annual General Meeting of the Nigeria Medical Association, Awka Branch, was attended by medical practitioners within and outside Anambra State as well as stakeholders in the health care sector.
The theme of this year’s meeting was: Tissues and Organ Donation; Scope, Prospects and Ethical Challenges.