The federal government has been asked to take more deliberate steps in equipping the health sector and ensuring more employment of skilled personnel, to arrest the challenging tide of infant and maternal mortality in the country.
This was the call by Doctors at the annual Scientific conference of the Nigeria medical association, in Lagos.
TVC News Correspondent reports that when doctors graduate from medical schools and are on the streets, jobless, while in public hospitals, a doctor is attending to about 60 to 70 patients per day, pressure and fatigue will certainly lead to dangerous medical errors.
This situation, the ceaseless trend of brain drain and perinatal mortality, which is, the deaths of babies before they are born, were among major issues on the front burner at the annual scientific conference of the Lagos chapter of the Nigeria medical association.
Nigeria has a very ugly perinatal and infant mortality rate precipitated by Poverty. Many pregnant women are undernourished and lack money to access proper health care.
Another leading cause of perinatal deaths is respiratory infections, which spread easily in overcrowded areas.