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Medical Experts Say Nigeria Loses Over ₦576 Billion Yearly To Medical Tourism
Health

Medical Experts Say Nigeria Loses Over ₦576 Billion Yearly To Medical Tourism

Almost two years after his last private trip to the United Kingdom (UK), President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, jetted out of the country on a medical trip to London for the sixth time since he was sworn into office in 2015. The president and some aides departed the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja, for the London ‘routine’ medical check-up around 2:30 p.m. Those at the airport to bid the president farewell included the Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari; Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammed Bello; Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu and other presidential aides. Before departing the Presidential Villa, Buhari had met behind closed doors with security chiefs, where he directed them “to fish out and crus...
Anele Mdoda slams African leaders for travelling overseas to get medical treatment
Celebs, Lifestyle

Anele Mdoda slams African leaders for travelling overseas to get medical treatment

South African radio presenter Anele Mdoda has taken to social media to call out African leaders who leave the continent for medical treatment. It was announced this week that Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will be travelling to London for a routine medical check-up. Since he was sworn in 2015, the president has visited the UK on various trips to treat an undisclosed illness. It sparked a debate on social media about leaders getting medical treatment outside their country. Anele weighed in, claiming it was a sign that they were failing as leaders. “Nothing upsets me more than African leaders who fly to the UK for medical. It means you are failing, sir!” tweeted Anele. Anele's stans chimed in, throwing in their own 2c worth on the matter. Nothing upsets me more tha...
Umahi To Stop Medical Tourism Outside Nigeria With Ebonyi College Of Medicine
Politics

Umahi To Stop Medical Tourism Outside Nigeria With Ebonyi College Of Medicine

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State is set to put an end to medical tourism outside Nigeria by constructing Ebonyi college of medicine which is almost completed. IGBERE TV reports that the Ebonyi College Of Medicine which is the first of its kind when completed will put an end to medical tourism by Nigerian leaders outside the country. According to report gathered, the Ebonyi College of Medicine will feature foreign Practitioners and professionals when completed. Also, the college of medicine will treat renal malfunctions, perform kidney transplant, etc. Speaking with IGBERE TV correspondent monitoring the gigantic project, a resident of the State, Igboke Nwancho described Umahi as a grandmaster of infrastructure. He said when the project started last year, he didn't be...
Medical Tourism: Senate Moves To Block Revenue Leakages, Exodus Of Doctors, Nurses
Politics

Medical Tourism: Senate Moves To Block Revenue Leakages, Exodus Of Doctors, Nurses

The Senate has moved to block revenue leakages from medical tourism following the consideration of a bill seeking the reduction in the number of Nigerians travelling to other countries for medical care. The bill titled: “Federal Medical Centres (Establishment) Bill, 2021” was sponsored by Aishatu Ahmed (APC, Adamawa Central). Leading debate on the bill, Ahmed said the absence of a legal framework for the regulation, development and management of Federal Medical Centers to set standards for rendering health services was responsible for hindering the provision of intensive, effective and efficient healthcare services to the people of Nigeria. The lawmaker argued underfunding, weak facilities and infrastructure, the poor motivation of health workers, low budget, weak accountabili...
Indians Welcome Zakzaky Medical Tourism To Their Country
Politics

Indians Welcome Zakzaky Medical Tourism To Their Country

After Court had granted the leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria popularly Known as Shiites, Ibrahim Zakzaky Bail to go for Medical Tourism to India, Some Indians have started welcoming him ahead of his arrival. India is not a Muslim Nation but of the Muslim nationals in the Coutry there are sizeable amount of Shiites among them. Indian Shiites have taken to Twitter to show their joy of welcoming Zakzaky to their country. Below is the screen shoot of what some of them are saying:
How I Survived Cancer That Reached Stage 4 – Beautiful Nigerian TV Host, Ikejiani Reveals
Interviews

How I Survived Cancer That Reached Stage 4 – Beautiful Nigerian TV Host, Ikejiani Reveals

Chioma Ikejiani, a Nigerian-Canadian citizen, is a real estate developer, motivational speaker, publisher and a TV host. Ikejiani, whose elder sister, Prof Miriam Odinchezo Ikejiani-Clark was Minister of State, FCT, is also a breast cancer survivor. In this interview, she went down memory lane on how she was able to weather her cancer storm, as well as how the youths can be more useful to themselves. Excerpts: Haven practiced journalism in Canada for over a decade, how would you rate the profession in Nigeria? It is difficult for me to answer that question. But I think Nigeria’s style of journalism is tough and bumpy. I think we journalists in Nigeria need to work harder to garner more respect for our profession in Nigeria. I also think we still need money and effective trainin...

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