GET TO KNOW YOUR HEALTHCARE RIGHTS: READ THIS CAREFULLY!!!

Nice to be back after a long, deserved Christmas and New year break. A larger part of the break was spent in an obscure part of Enugu state, my state of origin. You wonder why I use the term, ‘obscure’? That is a story for another day. I literally spent the break without electricity supply, bad Internet service network. But for the joys of family, loved ones and friends, I may have not survived it.

Back to the topic, before I deviate too much!

I thought to share this beautiful piece, after seeing it on OneHealth, Nigeria’s first Internet portal where you get to speak to doctors for free… you heard me right, for FREE!!!

Most Nigerians do not know they have rights, especially Healthcare rights. But I hope you be enlightened after reading this and always stand to assert you rights. Enjoy!!!

The Nigerian charter of Healthcare Rights (with WHO) describes the rights of patients and other people using the Nigerian Healthcare system. These rights are essentials to make more that, whatever and whenever care is provided, it is of high quality and is safe.

ACCESS:
You have a right to healthcare.

SAFETY:
You have a right to safe and high quality healthcare.

RESPECT:
You have a right to respect, dignity and consideration.

COMMUNICATION:
You have a right to be informed about services, treatment options and costs in a clear and open way.

PARTICIPATION:
You have a right to be included in decisions and choices about your care.

PRIVACY:
You have a right to privacy and confidentiality of your personal pieces of information.

COMMENT:
You have a right to comment on your care and to have your concerns addressed.

NB: To assert your right, you have to be polite and firm at the same time. Stay healthy…

For further clarification you can reach me, I ll be more than happy to make it clearer.

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The Admin is a Medical Council Certified Medical Doctor trained in the prestigious Madonna University Elele, Nigeria. He is popular for being a fast rising online voice in Nigeria. I love to swim, read and play board games. I see myself as one who is destined to play a role in the way health services are rendered to the human race.