A group, Health Reform Foundation of Nigeria (HERFON) has urged Oyo State government to fully implement the National Health Act.
Secretary of the group in Oyo State, Seun Onifade said this during a sensitisation and town hall meeting on National Health Act and Primary Healthcare held at NMA House, Ibadan.
Omifade said ’If this act is well implemented without corruption, it will reshape the Nigerian health landscape to the extent that all Nigerians, without any exception, would be entitled to basic minimum package to health services.
‘’Healthcare will be accessible and affordable to all for a common man.
“Perfecting the strategies of implementing the health act is the only way to achieve universal health coverage in the state.”
The National Health Act of 2014 sets out the responsibility and roles of different players in the Nigerian health sector.
It also establishes a national health system comprising of public and private providers of health services, traditional and alternative healthcare providers and the health ministries and departments at each tier of government and defines the entitlement of all Nigerians to a basic minimum package of health services.