320 Billion Spent In Overseas Treatment By Nigerians! – CMD, Genesis Specialist Hospital.

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Dr Olade Roger is a Havard trained specialist. He is a Co-founder of the new Genesis Specialist Hospital and he speaks on medical tourism in Nigeria. This is what he said;

“It has been estimated that Nigerians spent $1.9bn on medical tourism in 2014. This money could have transformed the health sector of Nigeria, if the treatments were done locally.
“But patients seek treatment abroad because they want to ensure that they are getting the best for their money. For instance, nobody should pronounce a person dead until certain screenings and tests are performed.
“When patients are rushed to hospitals as an emergency, the first thing to do is use defibrillators on them to check whether they are unconscious or dead.
“But it is ridiculous to see patients being examined in vehicles in Nigeria and when the patients are just unconscious, they are said to be dead. Many of them do not have defibrillators.
“That is just an instance. There are so many others things that have been taken for granted here that could become libellous in a developed country,”

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