Dr Oso Taiwo said that only well funded, standardised health sector can make the society better.
Taiwo, who is the Executive Director of Ibukun Oluwa Hospital, Osogbo, Osun State, made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
He said that only well funded and standardised health sector can make the society better for the purpose of improving the well-being of the people and happy at all time.
According to him, “If the healthcare system is being developed and adequately funded, there will be no need for Nigerians to go abroad to treat simple headache.
“The case of former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, is a practical example for the rest of African countries, most especially the ruling class to have a re-think and do the right thing.
“It has been established that those who go abroad for treatment are those who have easy access to national resources, which is seriously killing the economy,’’ he said.
He stressed the need to commit more resources to the sector and make it a priority in the consideration of governmental policies.
Taiwo also called on the practitioners in the health sector to stand up to their professional ethics in order to fulfil their obligation of service to humanity without blemish.
He urged them to be rooted in the modern trend of the profession in order to face the challenges of the moment in the face of global warming, which is seriously threatening the human race.
The physician implored the government to pay more attention to the sector and adequately make funds available.
He said that practitioners without facilities are like army generals without weapons.