Nigeria’s health-care issues are exacerbated by a pandemic and insecurity, according to surgeons.

“Many women die as a result of inexperienced surgeons.”
Surgeons in Nigeria, representing the International College of Surgeons, Nigeria, have expressed concern about the impact of COVID-19 and the country’s insecurity on the health system.

In a communiqué made available to our correspondent at the conclusion of their 54th conference in Jos, Plateau State, the surgeons urged the federal and state governments to save the country’s health sector.

“The International College of Surgeons is aware of the decline in the nation’s revenue-generating ability as a result of the aforementioned challenges,” said the communiqué signed by its president, Gen.Maurice Ezeoke (retd.) and Secretary, Prof.Lucky Onotai. Nonetheless, we accept that Nigerian can perform better than its present health indicators if the necessary political will is in place.

“The College applauds the present and previous administrations’ efforts to provide citizens with health care. We believe that the efforts are insufficient to provide the best possible health care.
We also believe that the government has the capacity to provide better health care to its residents, and we are ready to collaborate with relevant agencies in efforts to improve the country’s health sector through surgical outreach programs.”

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