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NSOANP set to improve access to surgical services – Board members

Nifemi Babasanmi
The  National, Surgical, Obstetric, Anesthesia, and Nursing Plan, (NSOANP)  has officially disseminated  the Implementation of the NSOANP 2019-2023 (Five) years Policy, and Plan  in  integration with the UHC ( Universal Health Coverage ).
 The plan will be at  all FCT, state and government level, down to the primary health care systems in Nigeria.
The Board Members of the NSOANP  hinted this at the Awareness programme on National Surgical O &G Anesthesia Nursing Plan, in Abuja.
According to the board, the  policy hope is  to achieve access to surgical care services, for both adult and children by the year 2023 With the aim of increase of surgeon density, Anesthecians,, and planned training of middle level  work force.
 “It will aid in  health care research, electronic medical record,  and data base management which will be backed up by creating, disseminating quality guide lines, and financing of surgical care.”
While giving her remarks at the occasion, Dr. Aisha Umar, Acting Chief Medical Director NHA ( National Hospital   ) Abuja   in her speech said;   ” Our plan is  to work with the team of nurses and surgeon to document what we do and report to the  ministry, and we  would do the best we can, to implement the plan , create access and hope that the finance will be provided by the health insurance, for  Nigerians who are brought to us, that cannot afford the services”.
“The NSOANP, are going to monitor and evaluate the NSOANP Policy, from time to time, to have a feed back, that will help us identify areas that will resume review in areas of implementation.” She added.
 Mrs Obiajulu Ugbo, the Head Coordinating unit, Department of Hospital Services (FMOH ) said;   ” Just like the mandate of the Federal ministry, to make health accessible, affordable to the masses, we are not just disseminating,  the NSOANP Policy Plan,  we are at the stage of implementation. And it will be reviewed and we will give you our success story”.
“The said policy also aims to achieve financial risk protection,  by health insurance, for 50% of the population by 2023. We also seek to strengthen health care governance, and leadership, led by the the department of Hospital services and the Federal ministry of health.”

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