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Wakamdo to end doctors’ strike, offer cheap, efficient healthcare

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With a yearly subscription of just N1,200 by every citizen, a group, Wakamdo Health Industry Programme (WHIP), is guaranteeing all Nigerians every kind of medical treatment including surgery by expert hands.

The concept, which is completely independent of government funding, is built around polling resources from subscriptions and generating more from the manufacture of its machines and equipment, as well as its export.

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Speaking at the launch, yesterday, in Abuja, the Chairman/Group Chief Medical Director of Losi Clinic, His Royal Majesty, Alayeluwa, Oba Adedayo Olusino Adekoya, explained that the nations’ current health sector challenges, including doctors’ incessant industrial action and medical tourism, as well as the migration of medical personnel from the country, are because the nation’s healthcare sector is being run as a social service.

The Légùşęn of Odè Ulé Kingdom in Ogun State said Nigeria began as an enterprise and has to return to entrepreneurship in its medical sector. “We should change our orientation, and that orientation change is what Wakamdo is all about,” he said.

He added: “At a stage, we thought that the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) would take care of all these things. It can never, because an insurance company was established to make money by collecting money from people on premium, not to treat people. The insurance man is not trained to treat people. It is the doctors, nurses, pharmacists that are.”

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