The Sokoto Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has expressed sadness over the death of six Ekiti doctors who died along the Abuja-Kaduna expressway on their way to Sokoto.
Making known the state government's condolence, Governor Tambuwal said the unfortunate incidence has left Sokoto people traumatized and has cast a huge shadow over the conference.
He said Sokoto government has already sent a condolence letter to Ekiti state government to condole them over the incident.
While declaring open the NMA's annual conference in Sokoto on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, Tambuwal urged doctors to uphold the ethics of their profession and promote virtue that will enhance their profession in the country.
In a statement by his spokesman, Imam Imam, the Sokoto State governor said the National Health Act, whose operations the conference seeks to implement, will help in achieving universal health coverage and sustain the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
He said the Sokoto state government has already internalized the National health Act and already initiated provision of healthcare insurance for communities and public servants in the state.
"We have established the state primary healthcare development agency and brought all health facilities, staff and funding under one management unit. The state has also approved the procurement of cold chain equipment, generators, walk-in cold rooms and construction of satellite stores in the 23 LGAs and zonal offices in the state," Tambuwal added.