Kano state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and the Emir of Dutse, His Highness, Nuhu Muhammad Sanusi on Thursday decried the shortage of manpower in the to take care of oral and maxillofacial diseases, with only 10, 000 dental surgeons taking care of the population of over 190 million Nigerians.
The two leaders who spoke during the 8th Biennial Scientific Conference and Annual General Meeting of the Nigerian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons held at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH), also called for concerted efforts by stakeholders to ensure provision of required infrastructure and manpower to tackle the challenges in the oral and maxillofacial sector.
The Emir of Dutse who is an Ambassador of Ooral health called on both state and Federal Government to invest more in the oral health sector, so as to save many Nigerians who are suffering from oral diseases, but does not have access to medical care.
Ganduje who was represented by the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Kabiru Ibrahim Getso, stated that, “Kano state Government is not unaware of the inadequacy of diagnostic equipment and the scarcity of the required specialists’ manpower and health facilities to adequately take care of the large number of clients afflicted with these diseases. Read more