The Nigerian healthcare system has suffered serious neglect over the years.
In spite of the resources channelled to the sector, the country still faces deficit in infrastructure, equipment and adequate personnel in the health facilities.
As a consequence of this utter neglect, many Nigerians of means have engaged in medical tourism abroad, using the nation’s hard-earned foreign exchange to enrich other countries and denying the health sector of needed resources.
It is estimated that Nigerians spend over one billion dollars annually on outbound medical care (PWC, 2017). There is no gainsaying that Nigerians often travel to countries like India, UK, U.S, U.A.E, Thailand, China, Turkey, France, Canada, Germany, Malaysia, Singapore, Egypt and South Africa in search of medical attention.
The deficiencies of the country’s healthcare system, no doubt, cut across the primary, secondary and tertiary facilities, considering the dearth on infrastructure,…
Source: Guardian Newspaper