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August, 19

NMA Urges Strengthening  Of Nigeria’s Healthcare System

The Nigerian Medical Association has urged those in political authority to strengthen the nation’s flimsy healthcare system and put an end to medical tourism.

The NMA also prays that Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo would recover fully and quickly from his leg surgery.

Remember that the vice president underwent leg surgery at the Duchess International Hospital in Ikeja, Lagos, on Saturday?

The medical professionals who operated on Osinbajo said the surgery was a success.

However, the NMA applauded the Vice-President for having faith in the Nigerian physician and the nation’s healthcare system in a statement issued on Sunday.

In its statement, NMA expressed gratitude to God for honoring its

Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, vice president, underwent surgery.

“All Nigerian medical professionals are hoping for his speedy and full recovery.

“NMA hereby also commends Mr. Vice-President for exhibiting faith in the medical professionals and healthcare system in Nigeria.

In its statement, NMA expressed gratitude to God for honoring its

Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, vice president, underwent surgery.

“All Nigerian medical professionals are hoping for his speedy and full recovery.

“NMA hereby also commends Mr. Vice-President for exhibiting faith in the medical professionals and healthcare system in Nigeria.

We can be sure he was impressed. We urge other Nigerian politicians to follow the Vice President’s lead and put an end to medical tourism.

In the interests of the average person and our economy, it is time to improve our ailing healthcare system.

Ojinmah emphasized the urgency of the situation and urged those in charge to take appropriate action.

The vice president underwent a successful leg operation on Saturday at the Duchess International Hospital, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos, according to a statement put online by Osinbajo’s spokesperson, Mr. Laolu Akande.

The vice president was hospitalized at Duchess International Hospital, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos, today due to a right femur (thigh bone) fracture, which may have been caused by a previous injury sustained during a squash match.

A group of specialized medical professionals, including Dr. Wallace Ogufere, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr. Om Lahoti, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, and Dr. Babajide Lawson, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, carried out his surgical procedure.

“Others were Dr. Adedoyin Dosunmu-Ogunbi, Consultant Physician and Medical Director, Dr. Oladimeji Agbabiaka, Consultant Anaesthetist, and Dr. Ken Adegoke, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care.

Dosunmu-Ogunbi stated that “the procedure was successful and Osinbajo is anticipated to be released within the following few days.”

Osinbajo sought treatment domestically, but his boss, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), prefers receiving treatment abroad, which has continued to enrage many Nigerians.

Despite the president’s regular medical visits, NMA has continued to voice its concern at the neglect shown to the health sector.

According to data made available by the presidency, President Buhari has taken more than 201 days of medical leave in the seven years and two months since the start of his administration on May 29, 2015.

The president, vice president, and personnel of the presidential villa in Abuja are all served by the presidential clinic.

Buhari’s predilection for receiving medical care abroad has continued to worry stakeholders in the health industry despite the existence of the presidential facility.

Politicians’ preference for overseas medical care, according to health industry stakeholders, shows a lack of leadership.

They claim that the ongoing use of foreign hospitals by affluent Nigerians, such as the president and members of his close family, has worsened the sector’s lack of confidence, which has led to an increase in medical tourism and the waste of tax dollars on such outings.

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Uchara Faith
Faith is a valiant writer who has an undisputed passion for writing. She has worked with many highly reputable companies as content creator, radio presenter. She has a book to her name titled ECHO OF A DISTRESSED HEART. She's goal driven oriented person.

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