Governor commissions medical equipment for hospitals in Osun State
The Governor of Osun State Mr. Rauf Aregbesola has procured and commissioned some modern equipment for hospitals in Boripe Local Government Area of Osun State, South west Nigeria. This is in inspite of the economic challenges facing the country.
Accoding to him this together with regular procurement of essential drugs is meant to maintain the free healthcare policy of his government.
Scientist with Kidney infection needs help.
A 38 year old Medical Laboratory Scientist, Mr. Seun Adeyemi, has appealed to kind-hearted Nigerians to assist him financially with the sum of N7.5 million for a kidney transplant in India. His brother said that the money raised by his family, church members and friends was used for dialysis and treatment at the General Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos, South west Nigeria.
Mr. Adeyemi was diagnosed with kidney failure in 2014.
Nigerians spent N320 billion in foreign hospitals in 2014.
The Medical Director, Genesis Hospital Ikeja, Dr. Roger Olade, has raised alarm on the over 320 billion naira spent by Nigerians on surgeries and treatment in foreign countries in 2014; he said that his colleagues abroad are willing to practice in Nigeria, but refuse to come because of the poor facilities in the nation’s hospitals.
According to him, instead of encouraging doctors in the country, the Federal Government is frustrating them by not allowing them to clear medical equipment at the ports, knowing fully well that the equipment are not for sale but to save lives.
Dr. Olade said this at the inauguration of the hospital in Lagos recently.