Why Nigerians Snub Nigeria’s Public Hospitals – Health Minister


According to Nigeria’s Minister of State for Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, poor environment and lack of modern equipment are what’s scaring Nigerians away from Nigeria’s public health institutions.

With good environment and modern facilities, people would be willing to seek medical intervention in the country instead of travelling abroad, he said.

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“In Nigeria, we have well-trained medical personnel.

“If we have modern equipment in place and good service delivery, we will not need to go abroad for medical treatment,’’ the minister said.

Ehanire spoke in Lagos at the inauguration of three projects (Administrative Block, Amenity (Executive) Clinic and NHIS Clinic) at the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos.


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