Sen. Sandy Onor’s Bill On Advanced HealthCare Development Passes Through Public Hearing

By Modlin Odu

The Distinguished Senator representing Cross River Central Senatorial District, Sen. Prof. Sandy Ojang Onor sponsored a bill for the establishment of an Advanced Health Care Development Fund, proposing that top priority should be given to the health care system in Nigeria in order for health professionals to have an enabling environment to maximize their potentials as well as make medical services available and accessible to every Nigerian. The bill scaled through first and second reading in March and October 2020 respectively and today, 1st February 2021 transits through public hearing at the National Assembly Conference Hall, Abuja.

The potentials of the Bill was enunciated by Sen. Sandy Onor before Medical Practitioners, Civil Society Groups as well as members of the Public who made inputs, describing the bill as people oriented. Many of the people who spoke at the event showered encomiums on Sen. Onor for his thoughtfulness especially as a Legislator whose academic pedigree is not in the medical sciences. They urged Government to take the Bill into serious consideration by giving it the urgent attention it deserves.

On more than two occasions on the floor of the Senate, Sen. Onor has emphasized health related matters, drawing government’s attention towards practical steps to improve this sector so as to ensure quality healthcare delivery, it’s availability and accessibility to all citizens regardless of their financial status.


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