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COVID-19: APC Governors Call For Investments In The Health Sector by Racoon(m): 11:54am On Mar 26
The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF)  has called for public investments in the health sector to manage and prevent Coronavirus from escalating in the country.

PGF Director-General, Mr Salihu  Lukman, in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday,  said the investments should cover the provision of medical equipment and the development of healthcare personnel, medicine, and research.

“At this early stage of the manifestations of the threat of Covid-19 in Nigeria, we need to take urgent steps to recover our humanity.

“We need to focus ourselves to ensure that our responses help in producing the needed changes that could protect the lives of citizens, guarantee quality and accessible healthcare services.

“All these can only be achieved through high public investment in our health sector, which will also be partly dependent on similar high public investment in the education sector that will be required to produce the medical personnel,” Lukman said.

According to him,  it is true that our leaders have disappointed us over the years.

“It is also true that our leaders have, with hardly any exception, piloted the affairs of our country with submissive compliance to the philosophy that discourages public investment in health and educational sectors, at least since the mid-1980s.

“Most cases of public investments in these sectors prioritise the construction of hospitals and schools or classrooms.

“In very rare instances, the limited investments cover provisions of medical equipment,” the director-general said.

He added that investments in the development of healthcare personnel, medicine, research, teachers and books were hardly considered.

“Somewhat because the effectiveness of responses will be determined by the quality of services provided by the health sector, initiatives around healthcare service delivery should be the focus of attention.

“Given the terrible state of our hospitals in Nigeria such that almost every citizen believes that to find a cure for any sickness, major or minor, Nigerians have to go outside the country.

“Irrespective of our earnings or social status, it is a common belief across all divides in the country.

“As a result, everybody’s instinct, once faced with a medical challenge is to mobilise financial resources, which many have to achieve through donations by family members and well-wishers,” he said.

Lukman said with Covid-19 dangers facing all countries equally, most of the countries that used to be destinations for Nigerians in search of medical services had shut down.

“Therefore, part of what could be the challenge facing us as Nigerians may be the issue of initiating processes of developing our health sector such that it is able to mobilise our leaders and citizens to work in harmony,” he said. (NAN)

https://www.nta.ng/news/20200325-covid-19-apc-governors-call-for-investments-in-the-health-sector/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

Lalasticlala!

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Re: COVID-19: APC Governors Call For Investments In The Health Sector by Nbote(m): 11:55am On Mar 26
Becos dey are all now at d mercy of d Nigerian Healthcare system abi

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Re: COVID-19: APC Governors Call For Investments In The Health Sector by helinues: 11:56am On Mar 26
Good morning Apc Governors.. How was your night?

Welcome to reality..

Coronavirus for the elites.. grin

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Re: COVID-19: APC Governors Call For Investments In The Health Sector by Racoon(m): 11:57am On Mar 26
“Therefore, part of what could be the challenge facing us as Nigerians may be the issue of initiating processes of developing our health sector such that it is able to mobilise our leaders and citizens to work in harmony,”...
Prioritize healthcare, they refused because they feel they have state resources @ their disposal for free use to go seek quality healthcare abroad.Well, last, last, the Coronavirus(Covid19) pandemic have caught them unaware and jolted the so called leaders to reality but it's too late.

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Re: COVID-19: APC Governors Call For Investments In The Health Sector by madridguy(m): 11:57am On Mar 26
grin OK

Covid 19 grin brain resetter tongue
Re: COVID-19: APC Governors Call For Investments In The Health Sector by Righteousness89(m): 11:58am On Mar 26
Doing that is Good But......
Re: COVID-19: APC Governors Call For Investments In The Health Sector by Racoon(m): 12:00pm On Mar 26
ojlpxrx845:
..The sector isn't important, foolish politicians; Sabi they cannot travel again, spending billions receiving treatment abroad

That money they spend going abroad for treatment can be used to facilitate our hospitals.
You mind these senseless and useless leaders.They will now all feel what the average downtrodden Nigerian masses feel.

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Re: COVID-19: APC Governors Call For Investments In The Health Sector by farano(f): 12:06pm On Mar 26
Goodnews.. They should also increase their salaries too

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Re: COVID-19: APC Governors Call For Investments In The Health Sector by Racoon(m): 12:07pm On Mar 26
The President-Maj.General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.)...said Nigerians should not continue going abroad for medical treatment.

“Nigerians have suffered so much going abroad for medical treatment.This is not good for us & it must stop because we can’t afford it again" The President, who himself had travelled to the United Kingdom for treatment on several occasions."
https://www.google.com/amp/s/punchng.com/nigerians-cant-continue-going-overseas-for-treatment-buhari/amp/

Which Nigerians "have suffered so much"? from seeking healthcare outside the shores of this country that has already been bastardized by his regime that even health tourism have shamelessly became a priority of our national life?

This man just like the APC governors are truly sick.What a bloody hypocrites.These are the people mummified zombies spent their miserable lives defending here on this forum.

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Re: COVID-19: APC Governors Call For Investments In The Health Sector by Romanoff(f): 12:07pm On Mar 26
Na now day break.

Now that the reality of facing the menace they created is looking them on the eyes, they've realized the need to fix our health sector.

At least, something good will come out of Covik one nine.
Re: COVID-19: APC Governors Call For Investments In The Health Sector by Hizzy(m): 12:13pm On Mar 26
So they haven't invested on our health sector since they assume office
They have been diverting the funds and Mr integrity didn't do anything
Nope Covid-19 must wipe them

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Re: COVID-19: APC Governors Call For Investments In The Health Sector by OdefaGirl(f): 12:13pm On Mar 26
No please.....no investment in the health sector, I strongly disagree....
We are in this together....
Re: COVID-19: APC Governors Call For Investments In The Health Sector by limeta(f): 12:19pm On Mar 26
Why now
Re: COVID-19: APC Governors Call For Investments In The Health Sector by festacman(m): 1:48pm On Mar 26
helinues:
Good morning Apc Governors.. How was your night?

Welcome to reality..

Coronavirus for the elites.. grin

Hahaha! Really punchy? Reality.
Re: COVID-19: APC Governors Call For Investments In The Health Sector by Paperwhite(m): 3:09pm On Mar 26
Hizzy:
So they haven't been invested on our health sector since they assume office.They have been diverting the funds and Mr integrity didn't do anything.Nope Covid-19 must wipe them
Aso Rock Clinic is just a sorry case of wastage & corruption.

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Re: COVID-19: APC Governors Call For Investments In The Health Sector by Omoluabi16(m): 7:49pm On Mar 26
Romanoff:
Na now day break.

Now that the reality of facing the menace they created is looking them on the eyes, they've realized the need to fix our health sector.

At least, something good will come out of Covik one nine.
It is initial gragra, once the cure comes out, they go back to their default mode- of looting and looting. They're only concerned because it's hitting them them. The mistake we've been making since 1960, which one of them bothered to correct it.

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Re: COVID-19: APC Governors Call For Investments In The Health Sector by Indispensable85: 7:57pm On Mar 26
Will u shameless things just keep quiet? Na now dey break abi?
Re: COVID-19: APC Governors Call For Investments In The Health Sector by 4four(m): 9:02pm On Mar 26
No oo, who tell them that we need more investment in health sector? It is OK like this ooo, we Nigerians dey enjoy it as it is now
Re: COVID-19: APC Governors Call For Investments In The Health Sector by Hizzy(m): 3:02am On Mar 27
Paperwhite:
Aso Rock Clinic is just a sorry case of wastage & corruption.
I tell you bro
Re: COVID-19: APC Governors Call For Investments In The Health Sector by RuudVanNisteroy: 3:23am On Mar 27
Jokers!After looting $600 billion dollars since 1960 the fantastically corrupt politicans and military general now know it is now time to fix healthcare. They came to the realization after they are unable to run to USA,UK,UAE,Germany for medical treatment.

Re: COVID-19: APC Governors Call For Investments In The Health Sector by RuudVanNisteroy: 3:27am On Mar 27
Racoon:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/punchng.com/nigerians-cant-continue-going-overseas-for-treatment-buhari/amp/

Which Nigerians "have suffered so much"? from seeking healthcare outside the shores of this country that has already been bastardized by his regime that even health tourism have shamelessly became a priority of our national life?

This man just like the APC governors are truly sick.What a bloody hypocrites.These are the people mummified zombies spent their miserable lives defending here on this forum.
BMC Zombies are a shame and disgrace to their lineage. They came into the world to be asslickers of the fantastically corrupt.
Re: COVID-19: APC Governors Call For Investments In The Health Sector by mushystuff: 4:32am On Mar 27
The problem is that this is likely talk of the moment. Let this corona plague pass without killing them or substantially decimating their numbers and capacity they will immediately forget and continue business as usual.
Is it not House of Reps members that are already taking delivery and distribution of exotic cars?

Shameless goats in office!

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Re: COVID-19: APC Governors Call For Investments In The Health Sector by RuudVanNisteroy: 5:06am On Mar 27
mushystuff:
The problem is that this is likely talk of the moment. Let thos corona plague pass without killing them or substantially decimating their numbers and capacity they will immediately forget and continue business as usual.
Is it not House of Reps members that are already taking delivery and distribution of exotic cars?

Shameless goats in office!
grin
Re: COVID-19: APC Governors Call For Investments In The Health Sector by haffaze777(m): 7:18am On Mar 27
Not now maybe after corona era,useless people
Re: COVID-19: APC Governors Call For Investments In The Health Sector by sterlingD(m): 7:29am On Mar 27
Hmmm na now day dey break.
Re: COVID-19: APC Governors Call For Investments In The Health Sector by sapientia(m): 8:43am On Mar 27
We will know if you are serious when coro goes.
Re: COVID-19: APC Governors Call For Investments In The Health Sector by gentlegenius(m): 8:50am On Mar 27
Racoon:

Prioritize healthcare, they refused because they feel they have state resources @ their disposal for free use to go seek quality healthcare abroad.Well, last, last, the Coronavirus(Covid19) pandemic have caught them unaware and jolted the so called leaders to reality but it's too late.
Re: COVID-19: APC Governors Call For Investments In The Health Sector by Racoon(m): 3:11pm On Mar 27
mushystuff:
The problem is that this is likely talk of the moment. Let this corona plague pass without killing them or substantially decimating their numbers and capacity they will immediately forget and continue business as usual.

Is it not House of Reps members that are already taking delivery and distribution of exotic cars? Shameless goats in office!
shocked Chai!

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