Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says serious private sector investments in Nigeria’s healthcare would reposition the sector and curb medical tourism.
25 Apr 2021
President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent travel to the United Kingdom for a medical check-up has again raised concern, appropriately, over the poor state of the country’s healthcare system.
11 Apr 2021
The Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA) has expressed dismay over continued spending of over $2b on medical tourism by Nigerians, noting that the trend does not speak well of the nation’s health system.
8 Apr 2021
Sir: Mr. President Sir, Why are you not receiving medical treatments from your highly rated doctors in Nigeria? Are you jetting out because your citizens in the medical...
22 Dec 2020
Wife of Ekiti State governor, Mrs. Bisi Fayemi, has called on rich Nigerians to stop seeking medical treatment abroad, noting that the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH) could rival any of its peers globally.
8 Oct 2020
At independence, Nigeria built a health system structured basically along the model of the colonialists. From the 60’s through the mid-eighties, the health system was anchored and led by seasoned...
8 Sep 2020
• Action partially complied with in Lagos The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), yesterday, submitted that the ongoing strike by its members could reverse gains made in the containment of the novel coronavirus and fuel medical tourism. Describing the industrial action as ‘most regrettable and avoidable’, president of the body, Dr. Aliyu Sokomba, told…
6 Jan 2020
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday described President Muhammadu Buhari’s scathing remark on overseas medical treatment as “self-indicting and raises public...
1 Dec 2019
Stakeholders in the health sector have urged the government to privatise and commercialise tertiary health institutions so as to improve care, reduce medical tourism and brain drain ravaging the country.
26 Nov 2019
Dr. Osagie Emmanuel Ehanire was appointed as the Minister of Health in August 2019. He is a certified General and Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon. Ehanire worked to a great extent in Germany as Resident Anesthesiologist...
6 Nov 2019
Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has said that the worrisome medical tourism by Nigerians will greatly reduce, with effective Patient-Centered Care (PCC) system in place, as citizens will have more confidence in the health facilities.
17 Oct 2019
Medical Association of Nigerians Across Great Britain (NANSAG), has identified the unavailability of special skills in the country as the main reason Nigerians are seeking such services outside the shores of the country.