Buhari medical trips abroad after destroying our healthcare legacies — PDP

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The People’s Democratic Party has accused the Buhari administration of destroying the legacies his predecessor, elected on its platform, bequeathed to it in the health sector when he took the reins of power in 2015.

The main opposition party said this while condemning the president frequent medical trips abroad.

The PDP noted that Buhari medical trips “is a direct indictment” on his administration’s administration’s failure to fix Nigeria’s healthcare system.

This was contained in a statement issued yesterday by the spokesman of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan in reaction to President Buhari’s latest medical trip to the United Kingdom

He left for what the presidency described as a “routine medical check-up”, and is not expected back to Nigeria until the second week of April.

But the PDP, through Ologbondiyan, described the regular overseas treatment as “a badge of failure” and asked the president to consider the plight of other Nigerians.
He said the situation is so bad that “the hitherto highly rated State House Clinic has become so moribund” that the president cannot go there for his medical checkup.”

The statement read: “While the PDP has nothing against where any person, including President Buhari, seeks his or her medical services, our party is worried that the Buhari Presidency is taking no decisive steps to fix our health care system, ostensibly because Mr. President can afford overseas medical treatment at tax payers’ expense.

“The PDP is disturbed that while Mr. President jets out for medical treatment in well-equipped hospitals abroad, our hospitals and medical personnel are in very sorry situation, while millions of our compatriots suffer, with many dying on a daily basis from conditions that have simple medical solutions.

“It is indeed heartrending that Nigerians are suffering this huge misfortune of having this highly insensitive, incompetent and corrupt leadership of very selfish individuals who do not care about the welfare of other citizens.

“More saddening is that all the institutions, policies and programmes established by the PDP, which hitherto ensured access to affordable healthcare for Nigerians have been wrecked by the Buhari administration.”