The Bayelsa State Health Commissioner, Dr. Pabara Newton Igwele, has admonished resident doctors in the State to unite and be unfaltering in their duties to ensure effective health care delivery and to maintain a peaceful working relationship.
The Commissioner spoke when he received in audience members of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Bayelsa State Chapter, and its affiliate groups at his office, the Ministry of Health, Yenagoa, on Wednesday.
The Commissioner used the medium to intimate doctors about the government’s commitment to the health sector.
He said that the ‘Prosperity Government’ has put in a lot of effort and money to maintain a high standard in the health sector, which is currently among the best in the country.
According to him, the government was looking to get something done expediently regarding issues bothering the association, medical practice, and its working environment.
He reassured the doctors and every other medical practitioner in the state of the government’s unending support and provisions.
He also advised the doctors not to be found lacking in the course of their duty, saying that doctors remain the anchors of health stabilizers and, as such, they should be more productive and committed to inspiring good working habits and creating a reliable relationship with patients and citizens within their beats.
Responding on behalf of the Association’s members, the Chairman, Tonbra Koroye, commended the Commissioner for his unwavering commitment to the welfare of doctors and all other medical practitioners.
He commended the growth recorded in the health sector with the decisive policies and programmes instituted and the befitting structures erected at every turn in the state, fully equipped for medical treatments.
”These are great achievements of the government under the amiable supervision and direction of the Commissioner,” he said.