Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State has called on Nigerians to support the National Post-Graduate Medical College of Nigeria in the provision of infrastructure for the training of doctors to meet required medical standards.
Uduaghan, who made this call on Friday when the president and other principal officers of the college paid him a courtesy visit in Asaba, said that government and corporate institutions should support the provision of vital infrastructure in the college so as to ensure that graduates of the college meet the required medical standards especially in this digital era. He said that “failure to do this will be disastrous for the health sector and the socio-economic fortunes of the country”.
According to him, “I think that the earlier we support the college, the better for Nigeria. The college is for post graduate medical training, if we don’t act now, we will find ourselves in a very difficult situation in future.”
Continuing, he said, “If government and corporate individuals do not support this college where our post-graduate and specialist medical practitioners are trained, with time they will fall short of the standard worldwide.”