FG To Review Healthcare Laws – Minister

Caption: Minister of health, Onyebuchi Chukwu at the event

By Godwin Ojoshimite

The minister of health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, has said that laws regulating the health sector in the country would be reviewed to achieve optimum results.

The minister stated this at the maiden Health Week organised by the Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Keffi, Thursday.

Onyebuchi who laid emphasis on mental illness said there is a need to ascertain who takes responsibility of people with mental problems,

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“There are many laws to be reviewed, one of them is the mental health act. We should look at who is expected to take this person to a psychiatric hospital. Does the government have the power or the family. This are the things we are going to look at”, he said.

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The minister congratulated the hospital’s management for embarking on innovative projects that would uplift its standard.

He assured the management of federal government’s unflinching support in ensuring that they get proper funding.

Speaking earlier, the medical director of the hospital, Joshua Ndom Gyian, thanked the minister for the visit.

He also solicited for more financial support from the  minister as there is more work to be done at the centre.

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The minister’s visit also witnessed the commissioning of projects such as the department of radiology, telemedicine, family medicine, intensive care unit and emergency ward at the FMC Keffi.

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