By Emma Okereh
The Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (AGPMPN), has rescheduled its 2021 nation conference and the Annual General Meeting (AGM) earlier scheduled to hold this week.
The event has been moved to August due to federal government’s renewed enforcement to the present phase of covid-19 protocols.
Consequently, the centenary anniversary billed to take place during the conference has been similarly shifted to the new August date.
A statement signed by its national President, Dr Iyke Odo enjoined all the stakeholders and the general public to bear with it and embrace the new date so that the association can deliver on its avowed commitment to the nation’s health sector.
The statement by Dr Odo explained that the event was postponed due to Federal Government renewed vigour on the adherence to COVID-19 health protocols.
It further explained that the government had recently said there was no going back on the limitation and restriction of public gathering to 50 considering the consequences of the virus.
“This is to inform the public that due to the consideration of the state of affairs following the renewed mandate of the FG on the limitation and restriction of public gathering to 50, we have rescheduled our national conference and the Annual General Meeting,(AGM),
“Despite the new date, we are still determined as a body of doctors to improving maternal and child care in Nigeria, as well as actualizing universal health coverage” it said.
The statement said the body was constrained to review the date to August 12th, 2021.
Odo appealed to the major stakeholders and members for any inconveniences that the new date might cause them.
The statement added that it was encouraged by the kind words of some stakeholders that the new date would not only be a reality but huge success.