The House of Representatives Committee on Health Institutions on Tuesday vowed to reduce the outflow of Nigerians seeking medical care abroad and doctors travelling outside the country to seek greener pastures.
This was even as the Medical Director of the Federal Medical Centre, Jabi, Abuja, Prof Sa’ad Ahmed disclosed that about 51 healthcare workers have left the hospital since the beginning of 2023 when the committee visited the hospital for an oversight function to assess the level of healthcare delivery in the facility on Tuesday.
Speaking during the visit, the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Health Institutions, Amos Magaji noted that the committee will also focus on improving the budgetary allocation for the health sector.
Magaji said the committee is working towards ensuring that the hospital gets another land allocation to expand its health services.
Amos also pledged that there would be intervention in the health sector to ensure affordable, accessible, and quality healthcare in the country.