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We Do Not Need Office Of Surgeon-general-psn by Nobody: 6:32am On Sep 18, 2013
The National President,
Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Mr.
Olumide Akintayo, has said that the
office of the Surgeon-General is not
relevant to the country.
Akintayo, in a statement on Tuesday,
said recent calls by some medical
associations for the establishment of
the office of a Surgeon-General
whose responsibility would be to
independently assess the medical
fitness of public and political office
holders, would amount to a waste of
resources.
According to him, by the basic tenets
of medical training, any registered
medical practitioner could undertake
the responsibility of ascertaining the
medical fitness of individuals.
Akintayo stated, “The information
provided on the need for the post of
the Surgeon-General cannot be a
compelling factor to waste scarce
public funds on ego trip.
“The office of the Surgeon-General, in
whatever nomenclature, will mean an
unnecessary duplication of offices and
functions which are presently being
articulated and undertaken by the
office of the Minister of Health and the
Minister of State for Health, with an
array of directors, deputy directors
and assistants.”
The association charged the National
Assembly to resist any call or pressure
from some professional groups that
may want to see the position backed
by law; adding that the office would
only cause disharmony in the health
sector.
He said, “The health sector has
suffered from avoidable entropy
because of ill-concerned policies and
statutes over time. It is in the collective
interest of the Nigerian people that
the National Assembly ignores calls
geared towards an unnecessary
office.
“Our nation needs laws that can truly
impact by ameliorating the burdens of
our depressed citizenry and not
statutes that intensify conflict
potentials in a perennially tension-
soaked sector, to the detriment of the
public.”
The PSN also called on the Federal
Government to address the
grievances of health workers on some
professional matters.

www.punchng.com

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Re: We Do Not Need Office Of Surgeon-general-psn by Nobody: 6:33am On Sep 18, 2013
Laalamed: The National President,
Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Mr.
Olumide Akintayo, has said that the
office of the Surgeon-General is not
relevant to the country.
Akintayo, in a statement on Tuesday,
said recent calls by some medical
associations for the establishment of
the office of a Surgeon-General
whose responsibility would be to
independently assess the medical
fitness of public and political office
holders, would amount to a waste of
resources.
According to him, by the basic tenets
of medical training, any registered
medical practitioner could undertake
the responsibility of ascertaining the
medical fitness of individuals.
Akintayo stated, “The information
provided on the need for the post of
the Surgeon-General cannot be a
compelling factor to waste scarce
public funds on ego trip.
“The office of the Surgeon-General, in
whatever nomenclature, will mean an
unnecessary duplication of offices and
functions which are presently being
articulated and undertaken by the
office of the Minister of Health and the
Minister of State for Health, with an
array of directors, deputy directors
and assistants.”
The association charged the National
Assembly to resist any call or pressure
from some professional groups that
may want to see the position backed
by law; adding that the office would
only cause disharmony in the health
sector.
He said, “The health sector has
suffered from avoidable entropy
because of ill-concerned policies and
statutes over time. It is in the collective
interest of the Nigerian people that
the National Assembly ignores calls
geared towards an unnecessary
office.
“Our nation needs laws that can truly
impact by ameliorating the burdens of
our depressed citizenry and not
statutes that intensify conflict
potentials in a perennially tension-
soaked sector, to the detriment of the
public.”
The PSN also called on the Federal
Government to address the
grievances of health workers on some
professional matters.

www.punchng.com


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Re: We Do Not Need Office Of Surgeon-general-psn by joshuapharm(m): 3:44pm On Sep 18, 2013
Something tells me laalamed is an NMA publicist.
Re: We Do Not Need Office Of Surgeon-general-psn by joshuapharm(m): 3:59pm On Sep 18, 2013
If things were normal like it is in other countries, there's nothing wrong with that office. But there are still scores to settle, creation of that office right now would just spew the envy of other health professionals. Not to create any commotion bro, I want to know why you wrote NMA in ur previous thread as NMA, and PSN in this thread as psn.. #OKBYE

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Re: We Do Not Need Office Of Surgeon-general-psn by Nobody: 5:27pm On Sep 28, 2013
Contempt! nma vs PSN

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