Reps moves to establish specialised medical universities

As the authorities battle the Coronavirus pandemic in the country, the House of Representatives is considering a Bill aimed at ensuring the establishment of Specialised University of Medicine and Health Sciences in each of the 36 states of the federation.The Bill, sponsored by Hon. Saidu Musa Abdullahi, representing Bida, Gbako, Katcha Federal Constituency of Niger State, recently scaled second reading when it was deliberated upon at the plenary presided by Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila.

The Bill particularly aims at addressing medical workforce shortage in the country as well as provide more opportunities and level playing ground for students to gain admission to study medicine and other health-related disciplines in the proposed universities.

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