Nigerian doctors rate above foreign counterparts – Prof. Isaac Adewole

 Nigerian doctors rate above foreign counterparts – Based on many talks ranging from different quarters that the country do not have lost of qualified doctors as compared to their counterparts abroad, The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, on Monday came out publicly to patronage for Nigerian doctors. On this, he declared that the services being rendered by our doctors here are better than their counterparts abroad. Prof Adewole who made this declaration during the commissioning of the Maternity and Neonatal Wards and Central Pharmacy Building at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex (OAUTHC), Ile-Ife in Osun.
 On the same vein, The minister for health praised the hospital management for their effective services rendered for the general people in the society and finally charged them to publicize the hospital services so that many persons will patronage the hospital..

 There have been some arguments from some quarters that the hospital’s services were very much limited and that it had no effective medical equipment. The prof, however dismissed such assertions claiming that the hospital was equipped with adequate facilities. He later went on to explained the plan of the Federal Government to provide standard healthcare for every individual in the country believing that it is their basic right.
                        Nigerian doctors rate above foreign counterparts
 Regarding the Rapid Response Initiative (RRI) which was initiated by the Federal Ministry of Health would continue to provide quick assistance especially to the less privileged as long as the programme stays on. “The RRI will continue for the citizenries to benefit the more. “Majority of the commoners that cannot afford their hospital bills will have their free medical treatment including surgeries,” he said. One of those who benefitted from a free hernia surgery, Mr Idris Oluwaseun, lauded the federal government for treating his ailment of several years.
 There was some appreciations made to the federal govt by, Ms Basirat Adesiyan, who commended the federal government for giving her the opportunity to partake in the free eye surgery and for obtaining free eye glasses because she never had the cash to do one. Earlier on, Prof. Victor Adetiloye the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the hospital, acknowledged the commitment of the federal govt by the minister in moving healthcare services forward across the Nigria. Prof Adetiloye who describe the OAUTHC as the best hospital in the country, noting some of its achievements in surgeries to include the separation of Siamese twins and over 300 laparoscopic surgeries. “Others include the first renal transplantation; 11 successful kidney transplantations; small incision cataract surgeries; developing the vitreo-retina surgery, therapeutic gastrointestinal respiratory and oncological endoscopic procedures performed on routine basis, and 16 open heart surgeries, among others,” he said.
 Finally the CMD, pleaded with the Minister that hospital management needed fund for the welfare of the staff and equipment, calling on philanthropists to complement government efforts at taking the hospital to greater heights. Adetiloye appreciated the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, for contributing highly to the development of the hospital.
 The CMD also said that the monarch had ordered two containers of medical equipment. But these containers were seized by men of the Nigerian Customs Service. Journalists had also reported that the minister paid a courtesy visit to the Ooni who would later pledged his sustained support for the uplifting of the healthcare sector.
Nigerian doctors rate above foreign counterparts

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