The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) says the association is collaborating with the Federal Government to ensure that Primary Healthcare Centres (PHC's) are well established and functional in the country.
Dr Francis Faduyile, the President of the association, made this known on Thursday in Abuja.
Faduyile said that members of the association are doing a lot to ensure adequate support for healthcare services at the grassroots.
He said such step was necessary to improve the healthcare standard in the country.
According to him, the association has been working with the government at the grassroots to ensure that PHCs are well-developed.
The NMA president noted that the body had been canvassing for adequate funding of healthcare centres, saying it had gone further to canvass for better equipment for such health facilities.
We have been calling on state governments saddled with the employment of doctors to deploy doctors to the PHCs across the country, Faduyile said.
According to him, there were more doctors in the private sector scattered across the country and were ready to interact actively with the PHCs.
He said that medical doctors were willing to support, strengthen the healthcare centres and assist in the treatment of patients.
Source: Voice of Nigeria