Lack of modern equipment and poor environmental conditions are the main reasons why Nigerians shy away from public hospitals, says the Minister of State for Health, Osagie Ehanire.
The Minister stated this on Monday at the inauguration of three projects at the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos.
Osagie noted that an improvement in facilities and environment will result in Nigerians seeking medical help in the country rather than traveling to other countries.”
“In Nigeria, we have well-trained medical personnel. If we have modern equipment in place and good service delivery, we will not need to go abroad for medical treatment.”
“One of the major challenges is unrest in the health sector where the health personnel always go on strike to press for their demands.”
“When medical workers go on strike, people will lose their lives and it will damage the reputation of this country.”
“If there is any issue to be thrashed out, let us dialogue, the solution may not be immediate, but we will definitely find solution to it”.
“I want to remind you of this government’s promise of an improvement in the health sector and we know that Nigerians are already seeing changes everywhere.”