Tag: Medical Tourism

N300 million that could have been spent on medical travels in Niger state saved during COVID-19 pandemic

The Niger State government has revealed that the COVID-19 pandemic helped the state save about N300 million that could have been spent on medical travels out of the state or country. This was disclosed by the state’s Commissioner for Health and Hospital Services, Dr. Muhammad Makusidi while speaking during an[Read More…]

Without Mentioning Buhari, Vice President Osinbajo Explains Why “Medical Tourism Is Draining Nigeria’s Reserves”

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has decried the enormous amount of money Nigerians spend on medical tourism in other countries. He made this known on Thursday in an opening remark at the commencement of a two-day national health dialogue organised by the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism, PTCIJ, the Project[Read More…]

Nigerian President Buhari Extends Sick Leave, Can’t Return Immediately

  President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his vacation indefinitely and will not return from the UK until he gets his medical test reports, his spokesman, Femi Adesina, said on Sunday. Buhari has communicated this in a letter to the national assembly, Adesina said. “President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the[Read More…]

Nigeria’s President Buhari ‘Broke Promise To End Medical Tourism’ – BBC

A leading Nigerian doctor has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of reneging on a promise to end “medical tourism” by seeking treatment in the UK, BBC News reports.. Nigerians spent $1bn (£690m) on foreign medical trips in 2013, most of which was unnecessary, said Dr Osahon Enabulele. Nigerian politicians were mostly[Read More…]

Laz Ude Eze: Should Nigeria Stop Medical Tourism?

Laz Ude Eze George Egbuchulam was a socially active and intelligent young man. I don’t know him personally but a number of my trusted friends who knew him gave a very good account of him. In 2012, his friends and associates launched a fundraising campaign to help raise five million[Read More…]

Trade Union Congress Wants Buhari To Stop Nigerians From Travelling Abroad For Medical Treatment

The Trade Union Congress, TUC, on Sunday, warned the Nigerian government to discourage Nigerians from embarking on medical tourism with the excuse of travelling to treat ailments that can effectively be handled by hospitals in the country. The TUC also slammed government for taking reactionary steps in cases of health[Read More…]

$1bn Spent Annually On Medical Tourism By Nigerians

The need for Nigeria’s government to ensure that the medical institution is functional as again been stated by the Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority, Uche Orji . Orji has said that about 30,000 Nigerians spent $1 billion annually on medical tourism, which he disclosed while speaking at a[Read More…]

IBB Wants Improved Medical Infrastructure To Check Medical Tourism

NAN Former military president, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, on Tuesday urged the Federal Government to provide adequate medical infrastructure for the country’s health care institutions to check the rising incidence of medical tourism. Babangida made the call when the executives of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), led by its National President, Dr[Read More…]