The former President, Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, Dr Osahon Enabulele has expressed his disappointment and condemned the frequent medical trip by President Buhari and government officials, says Nigeria has suffered a great loss to medical tourism in recent past.
Reacting to President Muhammadu Buhari 10 days trip to London to see an E.N.T. specialist for a persistent ear infection. Dr Osahon has advised president Buhari to live by example at curbing medical tourism and saving Nigerians the great loss that has been incurred through numerous trips abroad for medication stated that the President has lost a golden opportunity to assert his change mantra through a clear demonstration of leadership by example, by staying back to receive medical treatment in Nigeria. Stating that “It is on record that most public and political office holders who seek foreign medical care abroad are handled by Nigerian trained doctors in foreign lands particularly in the United Kingdom. Vaguard; He added that receiving treatment in Nigeria would inspire confidence in the health sector which currently boasts of medical experts that favourably compare with medical experts anywhere in the world, if not better.
The BBC on Monday have also mocked the Nigerian President Muhamamdu Buhari for traveling abroad for ear infection. Stating it as ridiculous and unpatriotic for a president clamouring for change.