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There Are Only Seven Doctors For 131 Health Centres- Ekiti Doctors

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Zainab Sanni

 

The National Association of Government General and Medical Dental Practitioners (NAGGMDP) in Ekiti State has alleged that Governor Kayode Fayemi only pays lip service to healthcare delivery in the state.

The association in a statement signed by its chairman Dr Kolawole Adeniyi and secretary Dr Toyese Adeleye claimed only seven doctors are available to man 131 primary health care centres in the state.

“Government’s claim that it has in its employ over 300 doctors and cumulatively 700 doctors in Ekiti State is an obvious digression from the point.

“The primary and secondary levels of care are suffering an obvious neglect,”the association claimed.

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“It is not only a moral burden on us, but also a clarion call.

“It is for the sake of the innocent people of Ekiti State, who unfortunately are at the receiving end,” the NAGGMDP said.

The association said that it had in October 2019 presented its recommendation to the state government but nothing came out of it.

The medical personnel therefore appealed to respected Ekiti sons and daughters as well as other stakeholders to intervene to save the sector from total collapse.

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