South West Group of Online Publisher (SWEGOP) has frowned at the fire brigade approach adopted by federal and state governments to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
The group also called on governments at all level to review their position on provision of primary and secondary healthcare facilities in their domain.
In statement signed by the group’s chairman , Mr Olayinka Agboola and PRO, Remi Oladoye, SWEGOP noted that the coronavirus pandemic has further exposed the weakness of the government despite the huge budgetary allocations released to run the health sector, year in, year out.
“It is obvious that our governments have not been effective and have been paying lip service to the development of health sector in Nigeria, most states don’t have facilities to tackle any outbreak of viral diseases let alone well-equipped isolation centres where such cases can be treated, ”the group said.
The group also called on governments at all levels in Nigeria to be more proactive and put in place facilities that can enhance the operations of medical personnel in the country.
The association also commended the medical personnel and relevant agencies for their effort in combating the dreaded Coronal Virus.
“With the record of just one death and scores of recovery cases recorded, it is evident that our medical personnel are up to the task,” the statement said.
The group of media professionals also urged the general public and stakeholders to collaborate with the government in preventing further spread of corona virus and others in the country.