The Nigerian Medical Association has commended the Federal Government for improvement in infrastructure of the Primary Health Care centres in the country.

The President of NMA, Francis Faduyile, made the commendation in an interview with in Abuja.

President of NMA, Francis Faduyile

Faduyile said that NMA had always expected that with improvement infrastrure, PHC would cater for up to 75 per cent of the populace, mostly in the rural areas.

He said that the move by the  government to meet this target was commendable.

He, however, said that facilities at PHC centres across the country needed corresponding improvement in the number and qualities of staff, including doctors and other health workers.

The NMA chief noted that this would address a lot of diseases, and other medical burdens in the rural areas.

According to him, medical and health personnel retention at the rural level has been low as a result of poor remuneration.