Nigerians are to soon get a Bank of Health, according to the Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole. Prof. Adewole, said this at news conference in Lagos to mark his one year in office.
”We want to establish a Bank of Health similar to Bank of Industry and Bank of Agricultural, so that those who want to set up health facilities can have access to resources.”We believe that the one million dollars that is estimated to leave Nigeria due to medical tourism will be trapped here.“Those who go to India, Europe, even Ghana and Benin Republic, will have no reason to leave the country for medical care,” he said
The new Bank Of Health may not have a modus operandi like other conventional bank, however, it would help improve the healthcare delivery system in Nigeria. Prof Adewole revealed that,
”Publishing a directory of health facilities across the country and the services they render is important, be it renal or heart transplant or even cancer surgeries.“This will help Nigerians to make informed choices and know where to go,”