Delta NMA Commends Uduaghan Health Projects.
DELTA State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, have commended Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan for the free maternal health services, free treatment for children under five years and its rural health scheme, saying that it has greatly improved health care delivery services to the people of the state.
NMA also commended the state Governor for his effort at increasing Cancer awareness in the state by opening a Cancer Registry, but expressed regret that they were not carried along as a major stakeholder in the health care industry in the state.
NMA in a communique at the end of its three-day Annual General Meeting/Scientific Conference in Warri, Delta State, yesterday, with the theme "Cancer-a Continuing Scourge" and a sub-theme "Group Medical Practice-Challenges and Prospects," said there were more incidences of Cancer in the South-South region and the prevalence might not be unconnected with the high level of environmental degradation and pollution in the region by oil companies.
It, however, urged the state government to as a matter of urgency, implement the Consolidated Medical Salary Structure, CONMESS, for all Doctors in the state and local government areas. New officers were elected at the meeting, with Dr. Chuks Ossai-Abaninwa and Dr. Isreal Adaigho, emerging as Chairman and Secretary to run the affairs of the body for the next two years.