28 C
Lagos
Friday, May 29, 2020
Home News Economy Nigeria Loses Over N400bn Annually To Medical Tourism - Buhari

Nigeria Loses Over N400bn Annually To Medical Tourism – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that the inability of the government to address various health challenges has resulted in increasing medical tourism in which Nigeria loses over N400 billion on annual bases.

The President stated this on Thursday on the occasion of the inauguration of Senior Executive Course 41, 2019 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies Kuru, Plateau State with the theme “Funding Universal Health Care Delivery in Nigeria.”

The President said the government has shown strong commitment in the revitalisation of the health sector adding that in spite of this, the sector was still characterised by low response to public health emergencies, inability to combat an outbreak of deadly diseases and mass migration of medical personnel out of the country.

“Government has shown strong commitment in the revitalisation of the health sector. These efforts notwithstanding, our health sector is still characterized by low response to the public health emergencies, inability to combat the outbreak of deadly diseases and mass migration of medical personnel out of the country. This has resulted in increasing medical tourism by Nigerians in which Nigeria loses N400 billion on an annual basis,” he said.

The President who was represented by Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State said his government had in January this year flagged off Primary Healthcare Revitalisation Programme with the aim of having 10,000 functional primary healthcare facilities with at least one functional healthcare facility in every political ward across the country.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Police confirm creation of new Department, Zonal Commands, FCID offices

The Nigeria Police Force has confirmed an ongoing massive reorganisation approved by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Force confirmed the...

IG redeploys 10 Commissioners of Police

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the immediate posting and redeployment of 10 Commissioners of Police.

FG to use hotels, schools to isolate COVID-19 patients

The federal government says in the event of overflow of hospitals, hotels and schools will be used for isolating COVID-19 patients.

Asari Toru LGA chairman in Rivers state, Princewill Odiari dies from COVID-19

The Chairman of Asari Toru Local Government Area in Rivers State, Odiari Princewill, has died from COVID-19. According to reports,...

Recent Comments