Aisha Buhari urges doctors to check abuses, exorbitant charges

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Aisha Buhari

The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has advised medical doctors to check quackery, abuses and exorbitant charges in order to deliver affordable and quality healthcare.

She made the call when members of the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (AGPMPN) visited her in Abuja on Wednesday.

Aisha told the group to make medical fees affordable to enable all Nigerians access quality healthcare.

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She urged the group to always expose quack doctors in other to protect and safeguard the health and lives of many Nigerians.

“There is a need for your association to look into or revisit the hospital fees you charge, you know Private health care is expensive, make your charges affordable to Nigerians.

“As an Association, there is need for you to also check cases of abuse in other to sanitise the system”.

The AGPMPN with some of its members involved in the World Organisation of Family Doctors visited Mrs Buahri to inform her of their desire to partner with her NGO, the Future Assured initiative.

Aisha said that the call became necessary considering the huge amount of money Nigerians are spending on medical tourism.

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She said that there was the need for the doctors to always adhere strictly to the code of their profession and the areas of specialisation.

She also disclosed that the Federal Government was working to establish ten thousand (10,000) primary healthcare centres across the country to boost healthcare service delivery.

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