FG is preparing to modernize the military health system

The Federal Government reported the implementation of reforms in the armed forces health care delivery system as well as in the Defense Industries Corporation of Nigeria.

Reforms are expected to transform DICON into a world-class industrial complex, while reforms in the health sector would lead to the creation of a world-class military hospital.

Defense Minister Major General Bashir Magashi (ret’d) disclosed this in a statement by the Defense Minister’s Special Assistant for Media and Publicity Mohammad Abdulkadri on Friday.

He said the move followed the President’s endorsement of the reform of the Ministry of Defense and the Armed Forces of Nigeria.

It said in part: “An important element of reform is the armed forces health care delivery system. Under my leadership, the department decided to review the armed forces health care system, identify gaps, and reposition it to better serve military personnel, veterans and their families, and the general public.

“My vision is to put in place mechanisms that will lead to the creation of a world-class military hospital similar to the Walter Reed Military Hospital in the United States that will successfully manage officers and soldiers injured in combat as well as the serving personnel, veterans, their families and even Nigerians quality health.”

He revealed that the Permanent Secretary of the Defense Ministry, Ibrahim Kana, had been appointed to head the committee tasked with transforming DICON into a military-industrial complex, as approved by the President.

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