Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has called for a review of Nigeria’s medical system so that doctors treat patients only in the area of their competence, stressing that wrong diagnosis led to the death of his wife, Clara.
Oshiomhole who made the disclosure on Thursday at the Founders Day and Launching of Endowment fund of the University of Bénin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), said wrong diagnoses could be prevented by the government if it provides robust regulation in the health system.
Oshiomole who said he was at the event in his private capacity, told the gathering that he would have sued the doctors if it were in another clime because his wife was a victim of quack medical doctors.
“This generalised 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.
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”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 their work; I believe doctors working outside the country will come back,” Oshiomhole said.
Earlier, the Chief Medical Director of UBTH, Prof. Darlington Obaseki, while admitting that Nigerians travelling abroad for medical attention was an indictment, however said the hospital has the manpower to provide the required high class care and urged Nigerians to support the hospital to strengthen its service through the provision of necessary equipment.
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