Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Tag "Medical Tourism"

    Buhari worried over annual loss of ‘N400bn’ to medical tourism

Buhari worried over annual loss of ‘N400bn’ to medical tourism

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed concern over the country's huge loss to medical tourism.Speaking on Thursday at the inauguration of senior executive course (SEC) 41 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Plateau state, the president said the country loses about N400 billion to medical tourism annually.He was represented by Simon Lalong, Plateau governor,The event had [...]

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    Nigerian doctors ask politicians to seek medical help at home

Nigerian doctors ask politicians to seek medical help at home

The National Association of Resident Doctors in Nigeria (NARD) has blamed the high rate of medical tourism in the country on the political elite.The association said politicians who stand as role models for other citizens have over the years contributed to the high rate of medical tourism in the country.Olusegun Olaopa, NARD president, said this on Thursday during a courtesy [...]

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    Kwankwaso: Medical tourism is first choice of our leaders — I offer positive change

Kwankwaso: Medical tourism is first choice of our leaders — I offer positive change

Rabiu Kwankwaso, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, says medical tourism has become the first choice of Nigeria's leaders.Speaking at the declaration of his presidential ambition in Abuja on Wednesday, Kwankwaso said if elected, his government would ensure that the health sector is reformed.The senator representing Kano central said his main goal is to provide affordable healthcare services."Now that medical [...]

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    EXTRA: Aisha Buhari condemns foreign medical treatment

EXTRA: Aisha Buhari condemns foreign medical treatment

Aisha Buhari, Nigeria's first lady, has condemned the practice of spending the nation's resources abroad via medical tourism.She said she does not believe in Nigerians travelling abroad to receive treatment because “we have all it takes” for world-class medical services.Aisha said this on Wednesday when she inaugurated Cedarcrest Hospital — where Yusuf, her son, was once treated — in Abuja.“I [...]

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    Melaye asks FG to stop sponsoring politicians who go abroad for treatment

Melaye asks FG to stop sponsoring politicians who go abroad for treatment

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, has asked the federal government to stop paying the medical bills of politician who go abroad for treatment.According to Guardian, Melaye said this at a programme on universal health coverage in Abuja.The lawmaker charged the federal government to end the privileges currently enjoyed by “politically-exposed” individuals who are fully funded on medical trips abroad.He said [...]

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