The Oyo state governor, Abiola Ajimobi has said that lack of adequate attention for primary and secondary healthcare systems has resulted in disheartening statistics of life expectancy, infant mortality and other preventable diseases.
He said this while speaking at the 8th Biennial Conference of the Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria (MDCAN), which was themed ‘Reviving primary and secondary healthcare delivery in Nigeria’.
Governor Ajimobi who declared the conference open, added that worrisome indices necessitated the need to strengthen the preventive aspect of the healthcare delivery system in Nigeria.
The immediate past president of MDCAN, Professor Amos Gadzama explained that the theme of the conference was carefully chosen because the collapse of both primary and secondary healthcare systems will spell doom for the country and must be salvaged by all means necessary.
The event was put together by stakeholders as part of their efforts in seeking ways of redress in all areas of default, by producing an actionable document to transform the sector.