The FCT Minister, Barr. Nyesom Wike, has met with the executive members of the Association of Resident Doctors, FCT Chapter to discuss the state of healthcare in the FCT. The Minister expressed his disappointment with the current state of affairs, but assured the doctors that he is committed to improvement.
The Minister revealed that the process of improving healthcare in the FCT has already begun with the completion of Utako Hospital, which has high-quality, ultra-modern facilities. He also encouraged the resident doctors to focus on ways of improving the facilities of the hospitals in the FCT and to refrain from participating in industrial actions that usually result in patients losing their lives.
The Minister assured the doctors that the administration would ensure that all debts owed to them would be paid. The President of the Association of Resident Doctors, Dr. Olayinka Olayinka thanked the Minister for attending to some of the challenges within a short time in office. He also appealed for the supply of more drugs for the FCT hospitals, because patients from the neighboring states also come to the health facilities for service.
Questions for residents of the FCT:
What is the current state of health at the closest public hospital to you?
What are your thoughts on the FCT Minister’s commitment to improving healthcare in the FCT?
What are some specific things that the FCT Minister can do to improve healthcare in the FCT?