Medical doctors raise alarm over increasing patronage of quacks
During a workshop to mark the State NMA 2016 Physicians’ Week in Calabar, Cross-River state, with the theme:  “Health Care in a Frail Economy,”  The Chief Medical Director of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Dr Thomas Agan, who declared the event open said Medical doctors in Cross River State Chapter has raised alarm over the increase in patronage of quack doctors and herbal medicine sellers because of the economic recession in the country, and expressed worry over recession which is they said is affecting virtually every facet life in the country, According to them,

the situation required urgent attention, as cost living is increasing on daily basis. In a lecture titled “Healthcare in a fragile Economy, the guest lecturer, Dr. Ikpeme A.Ikpeme, spoke on the benefits of a functional healthcare system, the need for private public partnership in healthcare, the role of leadership and governance, the consequences of a weak economy on health care, health information system, sources of health financing, service delivery and several other issues affecting the sector, and he  stressed the need to strengthen institutions and governance, improve intra-and inter-sectoral communication and health information among others.

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