The Edo State Government is set to partner with the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (AGPMPN) to accelerate the implementation of health policies in the state.
The Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki, said this when he received officials of the Edo State Chapter of AGPMPN, led by the chairman, Dr. Nosa Ehigie, at Government House, in Benin.
According to Obaseki, the state government is working on the domestication of the National Health Act and a state health insurance scheme, for which he would need the support of the private medical practitioners.
“I see the health care system as one, in which government is a key player. We have embarked on a lot of initiatives in our health care system and we see the private medical practitioners as a pillar in this project,” he said, adding that the state would be collaborating with the association in the areas of health investment and human capital development.
Earlier, the State Chairman of AGPMPN commended the governor for the on-going reforms in the state’s health sector.
Dr. Ehigie said the association was ready to partner with the state government in the implementation of its proposed health insurance scheme, immunisation activities and in eradicating quacks from the profession in the state.