Deputy Premier calls for new spirit to sustain health gains

Addis Ababa, June 29, 2018 (FBC) –Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen stressed the need to begin with a new spirit to sustain the gains made in the health sector during the past years.

Demeke made the remark at a consultative forum organized today to discuss ways to build a better health care system in the country.

The forum attracted health professionals from across the country.

Tangible results which gained Ethiopia international acclaim were registered in the health sector in the past years, the deputy Premier said.

Accordingly, it is of paramount importance to begin with new spirit and idea to sustain the success, he indicated.

Ethiopia’s efforts to lift itself out of poverty could not be successfully unless “we get a healthy society,” the deputy Prime Minister said.

Dr Amir Aman, Minister of Health, called on health professionals to adapt to the ongoing reforms in the country.

He also urged health professionals to discharge their responsibilities towards providing care for citizens.

Dr Mihret Debebe, a psychiatrist, for his part said due attention should be given for traditional medicines, which are close to the society more than the modern one.