Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that ending foreign medical tourism and incessant medical workers strike in Nigeria’s healthcare sector, isn’t a rocket science. ayokinews.com reports
Speaking on solving the age-long situation in the Nigerian health sector, Governor Wike said that the federal government needs to provide the necessary medical infrastructures, taking good care of the welfare of the medical practitioners and also providing good and quality training opportunities just like what his state, Rivers state, is doing.
Wike made this known on Saturday, during the inspection of the ongoing medical project sites including the N25billion naira cancer and cardiovascular disease diagnostic and treatment centre, and also the basic clinic science complex in Rivers state.
Further speaking on stopping medical tourism in Nigeria, Governor Nyesom Wike stated that the country has every capability to replicate the medical treatments being enjoyed by Nigerians abroad.
“We have our doctors; all you need is training, there is nothing they cannot do.
“If you give our people the required environment, give them the facilities and the tools to work, there will be no need for us to travel overseas,” Governor Wike said.
Wike maintained that it is the sole responsibility of the government to protect the lives of Nigerians and not using security agencies to threaten their lives but also providing the best medical facility to cater for the country’s healthcare system.