NMA Asks Buhari To Replicate London Health Facilities In Nigeria

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Updated August 21, 2017

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The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has joined other Nigerians in welcoming President Muhammadu Buhari back from his medical vacation in London.

The association, is however, calling on the president to replicate in Nigeria the facilities he benefited from in London as soon as possible.

The association said the upgrading of the nation’s health facilities to international standards would at least save the country and citizens the high amount of foreign exchange spent on medical tourism abroad.

In a communique read at the end of the National Executive Council in Kaduna, the NMA President, Dr. Mike Ogirima urged President Buhari to utilize his positive experience in the health systems of other country to impact on the nation’s health care system.

“The President has firsthand experience of what we have been talking about: upgrading Nigerian hospitals and that is why we are calling on him that based on his experience, he should replicate what he has seen in London to take care of the masses”.

The association also urged the Federal Government to implement the Abuja Declaration which recommended at least 15 per cent annual budgetary allocation to the health sector, as well as improving the welfare of healthcare personnel.