The governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, says he doesn’t must journey overseas for a medical checkup as a result of all the pieces he wants is already accessible on the Authorities Home Clinic constructed by his administration.
Wike made this identified when a delegation of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria paid him a courtesy go to on the Authorities Home, Port Harcourt on Wednesday.
In an announcement signed by his Particular Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, the governor urged the council to withstand enjoying politics with the accepted quota for medical and dental colleges in Nigeria, significantly the Rivers State College School of Medical Sciences.
Wike was quoted as saying, “The well being care system in Nigeria requires very severe consideration. It’s unlucky the place we’re. I don’t need to touch upon people who find themselves travelling for a medical test. I’ve not travelled for the previous two years.
“If now we have all this stuff right here why do now we have to journey. We’ve all it takes to supply it. Why will I am going out to do my test (abroad) when I’ve all of the services in Authorities Home?
“I don’t want it. All the pieces that’s required for me to bear any check is right here. The assets now we have. Why can’t we offer it for our folks?”
The governor additional mentioned his authorities would signal a contract for the development of a most cancers and cardiovascular ailments centre.
His remark got here at a time when President Muhammadu Buhari left the nation for London for a medical checkup, shortly earlier than the nation’s docs are billed to go in strike over poor remuneration and welfare.
Buhari had departed the nation on Tuesday for the UK in what the Presidency described as “routine medical go away.”
In keeping with an announcement by his Particular Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President is anticipated again within the nation within the second week of April 2021.