Emma Elekwa, Onitsha
The Senate President Ahmed Lawan has said the National Assembly was committed to strengthening the nation’s health sector.
He gave the assurance in Nnewi Anambra State during the commissioning of the N500m isolation centre at the permanent site of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Teaching Hospital, assuring Nigerians of a better health system.
Represented by Chairman, Senate Committee on Health, Senator Ibrahim Oloriegbe, Lawan said the COVID-19 pandemic exposed the littleness of the country’s health sector, pledging lawmakers’ synergy with the executive towards revamping the sector.
He said: “We’ll continue to make our health sector that’s exposed by the COVID-19 to be very weak and infrastructurally poor, stronger and more efficient.
“In the revised 2020 budget in the health sector, every state in Nigeria has been made to have one 30-bed infectious disease hospital to forestall any pandemic or other emergency situations.
“Every state will have a 10-bed ICU