The Minister of Health professor Onyebuchi Chukwu said recently that a law would soon be passed to stop government officials from spending public funds on foreign medical treatments.
What he said below:
I am preparing a memo which will soon be presented to the council to stop public officers from foreign medical treatment. If a public officer says no, I don’t want treatment in Nigeria, I want to travel abroad for treatment, no problem, you are free but you will not use public funds for that so long as it can be done in Nigeria. People travel out of this country to treat kidney stones which we do not even need surgery to treat anymore at the National hospital Abuja. The only exception will be given when it has been certified that we do not have the capacity to address the problem here in the country and the official can prove that he/she will be using personal funds.