Dr. Tunji Alausa, the Minister of State for Health, highlights that over 60 percent of Nigeria’s healthcare services are managed by the private sector without sufficient oversight, leading to illicit activities such as organ harvesting. In response, the federal government plans to introduce legislation to regulate the healthcare industry, aiming to eradicate quackery and enhance service quality,Daily Trust reports.

During a visit to Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, Dr. Alausa expressed concern about untrained individuals operating within the healthcare sector, emphasizing the need for regulation. He announced the intention to establish a Health Facility Regulatory Commission at the federal level to oversee healthcare standards nationwide, urging states to establish their regulatory bodies.

Furthermore, Dr. Alausa disclosed the government’s initiative to bolster the healthcare workforce, including admitting 10,000 medical students annually and increasing nurse admissions from 28,000 to 68,000 per year.

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Regarding President Bola Tinubu’s Sectoral Approach Programme, Dr. Alausa outlined the allocation of funds for basic health provision, primary healthcare centers, national health insurance, and emergency services.

In response, Governor Abiodun pledged to emulate federal efforts to combat quackery in the health sector at the state level. He cited the establishment of a board for alternative medicine in Ogun State and emphasized the importance of regulating traditional birth attendants to safeguard the well-being of pregnant women.


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