President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday March 22, alleged that the unfriendly angle of well being employees within the nation to sufferers is without doubt one of the causes Nigerians search medical therapy overseas.
Talking by the Minister of Well being Osagie Ehanire on the official commissioning of an Worldwide Convention Centre and Telemedicine corridor in addition to six different initiatives on the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Abeokuta, the President pressured the necessity for steady coaching and retraining of well being employees with a purpose to ship high quality well being care providers to Nigerians.
“We nonetheless get all too typically for consolation, disconcerting stories of not pleasant attitudes of workers to sufferers, stories of unhygienic and housekeeping requirements that leaves one thing to be desired even within the presence of subtle tools and well-qualified docs.
“Such easy failings like these are extra ceaselessly accountable for the lack of confidence of the end-users in our well being system than even the dearth of apparatus.
“They’re the triggers for the mistrust that may lead folks to go on medical tourism.
“Now we have a whole lot of work to do in that space. I need to consider that the managers of our hospitals, after such laudable, incredible infrastructure funding, will now start to concentrate, not solely to bettering workers concord and welfare however to retraining well being caregivers for higher professionalism that ship service in a productive and courteous ambiance primarily based on the teachings we learnt from our conventional African hospitality”.
President Buhari additionally disclosed that his administration is at the moment embarking on the infrastructural growth of all it’s tertiary hospitals in order to place them for high quality well being care supply to the folks.
He added that the Nationwide Well being Insurance coverage Scheme is awaiting a regulation that may make the scheme obligatory for each Nigerian.
The President stated;
“We’re carrying on infrastructural growth in any respect our tertiary hospitals to place them for high quality well being care supply to all individuals, the Nationwide Well being Insurance coverage Scheme is awaiting a brand new regulation to make medical health insurance necessary.”