By Chioma Umeha
The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Oyo State Chapter has said that the National Health Act, if implemented would benefit the citizenry and solve the problems militating against the health sector.
Dr Omolola Oladele, the Chairperson of the union stated this when the union visited the Oyo State Governor’s Office on Wednesday to submit a letter to the governor on the act.
The National Health Act, which took 10 years and several readings at the National Assembly was passed and signed into law in 2014.
The union had visited to appeal to the federal government to implement the health act, which they said has been abandoned since 2014.
Oladele said that the union had visited the governor’s office to awaken the consciousness of government to the implementation of the act and for the states to key in.
“The National Health Act is all-encompassing for everybody, while every stakeholder will benefit from it.
“The act proffer solution to the problems affecting the health sector in the country, “she said.
She stated that the act protected the right of health care users to receive treatment and not rejected in the case of accident.