The Society of Family Physicians of Nigeria (SOFPON) has lauded efforts by Federal Government to contain the spread of Coronavirus pandemic in the country.
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Dr Nnaedozie Obiegbu, President of the body made the commendation during the celebration of 2020 World Family Doctors Day in Awka on Tuesday.
Obiegbu said the Ngerian government approach to the pandemic so far was encouraging, but said there was room for improvement within the available resources.
“I think federal government has done well testing more people across the country, and we are getting out of it with more research and partnering with health professionals, as well as Nigerians compliance to the rules put in place,” he said.
The association president said members of the body had contributed immensely to stop spread of the pandemic in the country.
He acknowledged the effors of his colleagues in the field of medicine especially those who paid the ultimate price in the struggle to contain the onslaught of Coronavirus and paid glowing tribute to them.
According to him, the disease if not well co-ordinated, could prove to be physically, emotionally, mentally, personally tasking for healthcare workers.
“Family physicians have always been first line doctors in healthcare delivery, and it is not different in this period,” Obiegbu said.
He said the theme for this year’s celebration was “Family Doctors on The Front Line: First In, Last Out”. was apt in view of the role they played in family health.
According to him, it only stands to reason that for the patient, the family and the community to be properly cared for, the healthcare providers have to be themselves healthy in spirit, mind, body.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that SOFPON was formed in 1988.
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