On 14/Dec/2018 / In Medical News
The Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN), has said it would resist any attempt by the federal government to privatise public hospitals in the country.
President of the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN), Biobelemoye Josiah, stated this yesterday while donating items worth about N2 million to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp at Durumi in Abuja.
Josiah said public health institutions were meant to provide healthcare for the poor and vulnerable, adding that there is a conspiracy by capitalists to ensure that they take the facilities from the reach of the common man in the guise of privatization.
“We are not against a private man using his own money to build a health facility, equip it and keep it for the affluent, especially those who have looted our country and have made it big.They can establish these hospitals for them, but they should leave the public hospitals for the common man.
“Public Private Partnership (PPP) has failed in the health sector worldwide. There is no PPP that can make malaria treatment cheaper. “Go to all the hospitals that PPP has been introduced in Nigeria, it has taken healthcare away from reach of the poor and the vulnerable.”
The union also promised to give N100,000 monthly to the IDP camp for the upkeep of displaced persons. Free HIV and malaria and tests were also provided for the IDPs.
By: Ojoma Akor
Daily Trust News
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