The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ahmed Idris Wase, has hailed the signing of the Federal Medical Centres Bill, 2022 into law.
The Bill was assented to by the President on Wednesday 19th October, 2022.
The lawmaker in a statement explained that the FMC Act is a legacy legislation that will provide a legal framework for all existing Federal Medical Centres across the country.
The law also provides for the establishment of a new Federal Medical Centre in Wase, Plateau State.
The FMC law is expected to provide facilities for diagnostic, curative, preventive and rehabilitative services in medical treatment; construct, equip, maintain and operate such training schools, and similar institutions for providing the Medical Centres with appropriate staff.
It will also support the construction, equipping, maintaining and operating such clinics, out-patient departments, laboratories, research or experimental stations and other similar institutions necessary for the effective functioning of the Medical Centres.
It will ensure that the standards of treatment and care provided at all establishments under its control and the standards of treatment and care provided for patients at those establishments is not below the required standards and also perform such other functions as are necessary to facilitate the performance of its functions.
Wase, a member representing the Wase Federal constituency of Plateau State, also congratulated the leadership and members of the 9th National Assembly for the law.