Nurses accuse doctors of destroying medical profession

The President, National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives, (NANNM), Abdulrafiu Adeniji, has accused medical doctors of destroying healthcare services in the country.

Adeniji, who stated this yesterday during the 7th Quadrennial National Delegates Conference of NANNM in Abuja, said that medical doctors at the helm of affairs of health-care services in the country have medicalised it, and therefore stunted the growth of health-care in the county.

“The profession of medicine has continued to destroy healthcareservices in Nigeria and the government is looking. We blame the leaders for they have managed it very poorly. If you know you cannot manage it anymore, allow a nurse, lab scientists or pharmacists to become the minister of health in this county,” he said.

In his remarks, the Registrar, Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN), Faruk Abubakar, said as part of measures to address quackery, the board of the council has approved the creation of nine additional zonal offices in Adamawa, Maiduguri, Calabar, Benin, Kano, Makurdi, Akure, Ibadan and Owerri.

He said strategies are already put in place to ensure immediate take off of all the zonal offices.The president, Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ayuba Wabba lamented that people are now turning healthcare into profit making ventures.

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