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Day: 1 April 2021

Buhari’s Medical Trip Reinforces Need to Equip Nation’s Hospitals, Says Tomori

Buhari’s Medical Trip Reinforces Need to Equip Nation’s Hospitals, Says Tomori

NEWS
  President Muhammadu Buhari’s medical trip to the United Kingdom has returned to the front burner the need for Nigerian hospitals to be equipped in line with global best practices, a foremost virologist and infectious disease expert, Prof. Olawale Tomori, and other health professionals have said. Their intervention comes as THISDAY’s investigation shows that the federal government budgeted N2.55 trillion for the health sector from 2015 to 2019. However, the figure is below the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s recommendation, which is nine per cent of the country’s N59.660 trillion for the six years, amounting to N5.4 trillion. This is despite the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the private sector’s intervened in the country’s health sector by providing additional f