The Federal Government, has inaugurated five governing boards of the health regulatory councils and boards under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH).
Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, Abdullahi Mashi, inaugurated the boards in Abuja, urging all stakeholders in the health sector to collaborate towards an efficient and effective service delivery.
The boards inaugurated are: Community Health Practitioners Registration Board of Nigeria (CHPRBN), Health Records Officers Registration Board of Nigeria (HRORBN), Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN), Medical Rehabilitation Therapists (Reg) Board of Nigeria (MRTBN).
Also, Mashi inaugurated the Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Registration Board of Nigeria (ODORBN).
He said these Governing Boards will further strengthen the health sector in line with the focus and direction of this administration.
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“There is need to improve collaboration amongst health professionals, and it will require the strong determination of all stakeholders to achieve this.
“We will however continue to do our best to create an enabling environment, for effective and efficient performance that will guarantee overall success in achieving the mission and vision of the Federal Ministry of Health.
“I know we can count on you to play your roles in achieving these objectives. It is important for you all to be clear from the onset as to your roles as Chairmen and members of these Governing Boards.
“This is clearly and adequately defined by the laws, rules, policies and guidelines enunciated in the Acts setting up these Regulatory Councils/Boards.
“It is important to emphasise that you should not be involved in the day-to-day running of the Regulatory Councils/Boards. This function resides with the Registrars/CEOs,” he said.