- Adams Oshiomhole has narrated how his late wife was a victim of quackery
- The APC's national chairman said he would have sued the doctors for wrongly diagnosing his wife if it were to be another country
- Oshiomhole also called for a review of Nigeria’s medical system to enable doctors treat patients only in that aspect in which they have competence
The national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, on Thursday, May 16, said he could have sued doctors who diagnosed his late wife wrongly.
The Nation reports Oshiomhole who spoke at the Founders Day and Launching of Endowment fund of the University of Bénin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) said his late wife died of wrong diagnoses.
Decrying the decay of Nigeria's medical system, the APC chairman said he would have sued the doctors if it were in another terrain because his wife was a victim of quack medical doctors.
He further called for a review of Nigeria’s medical system to enable doctors treat patients only in that aspect in which they have competence.
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Oshiomhole said: “You visit a hospital, one doctor is gynaecologist, psychologist, pediatric, and the doctor treats everything. My wife was unfortunate to have been diagnosed as having something different while the cancer in her breast was growing."
“This generalized system of medical system is what we must review. It is not the task of government that things are not working. People elect government to make things work.
"That was why I decided to build what I called Five Star hospital to replace the decayed Central Hospital. I do hope that one day that hospital will open and you will see the equipment.
“One thing we need to do is appropriate compensation. When we have the right policy framework, the other level of compensation, people are paid according to, I believe doctors working outside the country will come back," he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Senate has announced that the health minister, Isaac Adewole, will on Tuesday, May 21, appear before it to disclose the current state of facilities in Nigeria teaching hospitals.
Senate President Bukola Saraki made this announcement known during plenary on Thursday, May 16.
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