By Haruna Gimba
The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) said it will work with the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) and other healthcare professionals to move Nigeria’s health sector forward.
President of the NMA, Dr Francis Adedayo Faduyile, stated this when he led a members of the association on a courtesy visit to the President of the PSN, Pharmacist Ahmed Yakasai, at the Pharmacy House, Lagos.
The NMA President appreciated the cordial relationship enjoyed by his predecessor with Pharmacist Yakasai. He further said that he is committed to work hand in hand with other healthcare professionals in the interest of moving the healthcare delivery system in the country forward for the benefit of the patients.
Dr Faduyile raised many issues that bring about the disharmony and assured the PSN president of the NMA readiness to sit and dialogue for the benefit of the system and the patients.
In his response, Pharm. Yakasai welcomed the NMA president and his entourage to the pharmacy house and reiterated his commitment in collaborating with other healthcare practitioners in moving the health sector forward.
Yakasai said this can only happen by trusting one another, respecting and working together for the benefit of our patients and not our pockets.
“I believe that healthcare is a service to humanity and we must put the patients first. This approach will surely improve the quality care, reduces costs and stress,” he said.