As part of measures to avert visible healthcare challenges as witnessed during the heat of the Covid-19 pandemic in Nigeria, the Federal Government has been advised to build, equip, and train personnel in hospitals across each geopolitical zones of the country.
This was the general consensus of healthcare practitioners during an event organised by the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital in collaboration with the Nigerian Cardiac Society in Calabar.
Chief Medical Director of UCTH, Prof Ikpeme Ikpeme, and a consultant cardiologist, Prof Clement Odigwe, said equipping Nigerian hospitals will discourage medical tourism and enable citizens to check their health challenges periodically thereby reducing capital flights and increase lifespan.
On his part, a medical consultant, Prof. Victor Ansa, advised Nigerians to take their health history seriously to enable them to take timely medical precautions, especially those with chronic organ challenges.
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The theme of the programme “Minimally Invasive Cardiovascular Interventions in Nigeria Prospect and Challenges” had participants across the globe using virtual applications with resolutions that heart diseases can be largely managed when there are facilities and Infrastructures.
Editor: Ena Agbanoma