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Nigeria loses over N400 billion yearly to medical tourism – Buhari

The inability of the government to address various health challenges has resulted in increasing medical tourism in which Nigeria loses over N400 billion on annual basis.

The disclosure was made on Thursday, April 4, by President Muhammadu Buhari, during the inauguration of Senior Executive Course 41, 2019 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies Kuru, Plateau state.

According to Buhari, the government has shown strong commitment in the revitalisation of the health sector, Nigerian Tribune reports.

He said in spite of the government’s commitment, the health sector is still characterised by low response to public health emergencies, inability to combat outbreak of deadly diseases and mass migration of medical personnel out of the country.

Buhari, who was represented by Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state, said: “Government has shown strong commitment in the revitalisation of the health sector.

“These efforts notwithstanding, our health sector is still characterized by low response to the public health emergencies, inability to combat the outbreak of deadly diseases and mass migration of medical personnel out of the country.

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