The Federal Government has been advised to declare a state of emergency on health with a view to addressing the sector’s problems, to make it attractive to professionals.

The call was contained in an issied communique, signed by Ekiti State Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, Babatunde Rosiji, and Secretary, Moses Dada, at the end of the 26th Annual General Meeting, in Ado Ekiti, with the theme: “Medical legislation: The need for inclusiveness in achieving stability in the Health industry”.

The Association also advocates the allocation of 15 percent of the national budget to health, as stipulated in the Abuja Declaration, saying such will be an initial step to show commitment to the growth of the health sector on the part of all tiers of governments.

The Doctors charged President Bola Tinubu not to hesitate to take tough decisions to help him jumpstart the ailing health sector.