- A set of conjoined twins born in Bayelsa is now the responsibility of the federal government
- The federal government has promised to take over the medical bill for the surgical operation of the twins
- The babies have already been flown by a Nigerian Air Force plane on Friday, January 3
The federal government has promised to shoulder the medical expenses for surgical operation of a conjoined set of twins who were given birth to in December 2019 in Bayelsa state.
After they were born in Nembe City General Hospital in the state, the twins were airlifted on Friday, January 3, alongside with their parents by an Air force plane to Yobe for the surgery.
A philanthropist,Gabriel Jonah, had taken the financial responsibility to help the babies and has started making donations to that effect, Vanguard reports.
However, the federal govrnment has fully intervened and has also promised to refund Jonah's money.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Presient Muhammadu Buhari had said that the trend of Nigerians travelling abroad for treatment affectst the country negatively and should be discouraged as soon as posssible.
The president made this remark on Friday, January 3, through a representative, the minister of science and technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu.
Onu was at the inauguration ceremony for projects at the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Enugu.
Quoting President Buhari, the minister said: “Nigerians have suffered so much going abroad for medical treatment.
"This is not good for us and it must stop because we can’t afford it again. We have paid very serious attention to the health of our people and will continue to do so."
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