December 6, 2023

Well being they are saying is wealth. This saying is true! However how critical have we taken this problem of well being? It has additionally been mentioned, the way you make your mattress is the way you lie on it.
How we worth a difficulty determines how we deal with it. Our well being sector is on the verge of being destroyed and till the federal government takes a decisive motion, will probably be disastrous. No unhealthy nation can ever produce wholesome residents.

There was a time our well being sector was working nicely. You simply stroll right into a hospital and you will notice how coordinated they have been and the way they’ll attend to you. Non-public hospitals weren’t a difficulty in any respect, they usually have been few. Medicine have been obtainable, providers have been rendered freely, and professionalism was valued. Everyone does his/her work nicely. Patriotism was on the forefront, however someplace alongside the road we missed it.

Apart the nonchalant perspective of the federal government on well being sector, the docs performed a significant position in destroying our well being sector. Now I do know you might assume this can be a spurious allegation, however earlier than you pounce on me, observe me gently. Now, in case you have been going to the hospital you’ll agree with what I’m about to let you know.

First, Financial acquire received essentially the most a part of them as in opposition to making an attempt to save lots of humanity. This worm has crept into their material to the extent that they forgot humanity and are searching mammon! Secondly, they began diverting sufferers to their non-public clinics which they began or their colleagues’ clinics and hospitals because of this, they offer little or no consideration to the general public hospitals which majority of the populace could take pleasure in: Additionally any good factor the federal government supplies for the general public hospitals, at any time when it’s handy they divert to their non-public clinics or hospitals. This has adversely affected the general public hospitals and ever since then, now we have not recovered.
Authorities too was not serving to issues. The tradition of supervision and inspection died, the place there’s, it was not achieved sincerely however solely ceremoniously. The inspectors normally do it for his or her pockets solely: The infrastructure have been left dilapidated with none consideration; our hospitals now appear like piggeries, all over the place smelling in a rustic God so blessed and endowed with rather a lot however management.

The best way and method our leaders journey overseas for medical checkups and remedy is a vote of no confidence on our well being system; that’s presupposed to be fastened by them however shamefully, they abandon all that and pack our widespread wealth, I imply at our expense going so as to add to the wealth of different nations! What’s mistaken with? Why ought to our leaders all the time be going overseas for medical therapies when now we have certified docs? Supposing these nations didn’t work exhausting to develop their well being sectors to that customary, what would they’ve achieved? All they should do their job successfully is to supply the required gear for the job. However No! They like to journey overseas for remedy. Think about President Donald Trump of America going to India for medical remedy! We have to change our perspective towards nation constructing. Nobody else will construct our nation for us, it’s only in Nigeria I do know that you simply solely renovate and clear your home when you’re about to obtain an essential visitor. This want to alter: leaders expect the led to alter after they themselves aren’t prepared to alter. An excellent chief makes an instance and followers observe alongside.
Within the 2016 finances, N3.87 billion was allotted as capital allocation within the finances for State Clinic which is greater than all of the federal instructing hospitals within the nation but; medicine shortage hit the clinic final 12 months. The President traveled to UK for remedy and as on the time of writing this text, President Muhammadu Buhari is already within the UK for an additional remedy. The query is how many individuals have entry to the state home clinic? And examine it to the bigger populace that can’t even afford atypical Panadol. Based on Vanguard, the Senior Particular Adviser to the President on (Media and Publicity), Garba Shehu in an announcement defined that the State Home Clinic just isn’t the President’s or anybody’s private clinic however one which takes care of authorities officers and others. Based on him, elevated spending on authorities well being establishments within the present finances needs to be seen within the gentle of President Buhari administration’s plan to enhance medical amenities at residence, in addition to discourage medical tourism by residents which affect negatively on the nation’s overseas reserve. These have been the phrases of Garba Shehu advert verbatim! However what can we see? Nicely, I go away it there to evaluate.
My tackle that is, if sincerely they need to enhance authorities well being establishment to discourage medical tourism by residents which affect negatively on the nation’s overseas reserve, concerted effort ought to have been made to just do that. If that cash is being put to make use of, will probably be achievable, however till then, Mr. President has gone on medical tourism.
Now you possibly can see why I mentioned our leaders helped in destroying our well being system! When are we going to get it proper? Why ought to we be budgeting such enormous sums of monies but nonetheless go overseas for a similar goal? The reply is that, our leaders have handed a vote of no confidence on our well being system, and secondly, as a result of they will afford the medical tourism in accordance with Mr. Garba Shehu not minding if much less privileged Nigerians can’t afford it. As such, they’ve left us to our destiny! It’s now “To your tents O Israel!” It’s a disgrace! A disgrace to any chief who permits such to occur throughout his or her regime. Leaders should know that God brings them there for a goal and that it is a chance to serve the folks of God. Subsequently, in serving, serve nicely.
In conclusion, it’s the obligation of each accountable authorities to supply social facilities corresponding to roads, colleges, hospitals, medicine and so on., Any authorities that fall wanting that is merely irresponsible. This isn’t meant to castigate the federal government however a clarion name to get up to its tasks.