by Tolu Orekoya
It seems that Lagos State’s esteemed governor felt that the healthcare system was not good enough to treat his family. His father, Ademola Fashola, was sent abroad to treat an as of yet publicised illness.
According to Daily Times, the governor’s father was escorted by two o doctors, and went to the US for further treatment. It seems that his father had been sick for some time, and was sent abroad before the strike started, as confirmed by a senior State official who asked for his name to be withheld.
“I also heard about it but it didn’t happen during the ongoing crisis,” he said. “I heard that his father had been flown out before the strike started at all.”
Still, it speaks to the quality of Lagos State’s healthcare system, and the trust he places in it.
As a lengthy doctor’s strike rocks the State and puts lives in jeopardy, new doctors are being hired to replace the sacked members of staff who had gone on strike over their salaries.