Paschal Emeka, Abuja
The Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase yesterday commended President and Commander In Chief of Armed Forces, Muhammadu Buhari for signing into law the Federal Medical Centres Bill, 2022.
In a strongly worded statements made available to Parliamentary Correspondents Wase also congratulated the entire Leadership and Members of the 9th National Assembly for the feat made so far.
The Deputy Speaker is a member representing Wase federal constituency of Plateau State in the House of Representatives.
It would be recalled that the Federal Medical Bill was assented to by the President the 19th October, 2022.
Hon.. Wase stated that the Assent of the Bill is one of the legacy legislations of Buhari administration which will impact positively on the well-being of Nigerians and those in the future.
According to the Deputy Speaker the Act provides for a legal framework for all the existing Federal Medical Centres across the Federation adding that it will also facilitate establishment of a new Federal Medical Centre in his Constituency, in Plateau state.
Hon. Wase who spoke with House of Representatives Correspondents further explained that the Act will provide facilities for diagnostic, curative, preventive and rehabilitative services in medical treatment.
The Act, he disclosed will also facilitate to construct, equip, maintain and operate such training schools and similar institutions for providing the Medical Centres with appropriate staff in the country.
Others includes: to construct, equip, maintain and operate such clinics, out-patient departments, laboratories, research or experimental stations and other similar institutions necessary for the effective functioning of the Medical Centres, adding that it will also ensure that the standards of treatment and care provided at all establishments under its control and the standards of treatment and care provided for patients at those establishments is not below the required standards.
He maintained that the new law will help medical practitioners to perform such other functions as are necessary to facilitate the performance of its functions under the new law as well as provides their due management and administration.