‘More pri­vate hospi­tals, panacea for im­proved health sec­tor’

The Guardian (Nigeria) - - NEWS - From Charles Coffie-gyamfi, Abeokuta

THE fed­eral and state gov­ern­ments have been im­plored to en­cour­age and sup­port the es­tab­lish­ment of pri­vate hospi­tals in the coun­try to com­ple­ment the ef­forts of the state-owned ones.

Be­sides, govern­ment at all lev­els must join hands to as­sist med­i­cal prac­ti­tion­ers to fight against quacks in the med­i­cal pro­fes­sion.

Chair­man of As­so­ci­a­tion of Gen­eral and Pri­vate Med­i­cal Prac­ti­tion­ers of Nige­ria, Ogun State Chap­ter, Dr. Rabiu Kusimo, who spoke yes­ter­day at the as­so­ci­a­tion’s 25th An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing (AGM) in Abeokuta, stated that one of the ma­jor fac­tors work­ing against in­creased pri­vate hospi­tals in the coun­try is im­po­si­tion of mul­ti­ple tax­a­tion by the govern­ment and pleaded that ur­gent steps should be taken to check it.

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