The Indian high commissioner to Nigeria, Mahesh Sachdev made this known over the weekend at the maiden Free Medical/Health Outreach provided by Primus Super Specialty Hospital, Abuja in collaboration with the Health and Human Services Secretariat of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA).
Mr Sachdev said, it is inhuman and risky taking sick people to far distances or even when the person is in a critical state is dangerous.
He said: “I think I could mention that primus initiative was taken by the chairman of the Primus Group in light of the large number of Nigerians going all the way to India to attend to her hospital medical facilities.
“It is difficult for a sick person to travel, and it is even more difficult when you are seriously sick to travel that distance, and it is only humane for us to endeavor to come closer to the patients as possible.
“So by bringing specialty care to Nigeria, we have approached the problem in a different and humane way. I think the success of the hospital in that past one and half year is a witness to this strategy.”
He further appreciated the efforts of Primus Hospital and FCTA Health on the free medical care being provided to the people of Wuse market.
Speaking also, the Secretary, Health and Human Services Secretariat of FCTA, Demola Onakomaiya encouraged the people of Wuse Market to make best of the improved medical facilities in the Nation’s Capital including 12 Secondary and 217 Primary Healthcare Centers.
Mr Onakomaiya added that the aim to create awareness on the importance of having regular check ups.