OYOGist.com has learned that the Nigerian House of Representatives has reportedly called on the Federal Government to fix all tertiary health centres across the country.
The House made this known during the Wednesday plenary meeting after a motion citing on the dilapidated situation of the Major health centres in the country was raised by Hon. Ibrahim Obanikoro.
“The House is worried that the deplorable conditions of Federal Teaching Hospitals across the country could lead to loss of lives and erode the confidence of the people in Nigeria’s health care system, thereby instigating medical tourism and brain drain.
“The House is disturbed that if the funds appropriated for teaching hospitals are not properly monitored, they may be directed to other purposes, thereby contributing to decay in the health sector.”
Following the motion moved, the House has now mandated Committee on Health institutions to carry out a thorough investigation of the facilities and amenities at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital and all Federal University Teaching Hospitals in the country including their budgetary provisions and fund disbursement.
The House of Reps further called on the federal government to rehabilitate the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) and all Federal University Teaching Hospitals in the country.