Recently at a meeting with the wives of the 36 state governors in Nigeria, the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari bared her mind on the state of the health care system in the country, especially the State House Clinic, which she said lacks basic equipment.
Aisha is now calling for a probe of the N3.2billion budget allocated for the state house clinic.
Few weeks ago I was sick as well; they advised me to take a first flight to London; I refused to go. I said I must be treated in Nigeria because there is a budget for an assigned clinic to take care of us. If the budget was N100 million, we need to know the way the budget is spent.
And along the line I insisted; they called Aso clinic to find out if their X-ray machine was working, they said it was not working; they didn’t know that I was the person that was to be at that hospital at that very time.
I had to go to a hospital that was established by foreigners in and out 100 per cent. What does that mean? If such is happening here, no need to ask the governors’ wives what is happening in their states.
Yes of course we have (policies) but implementation is always the problem. So we need to change our mindset and do the right thing.
There are lots of constructions going on in that hospital but there is no single syringe there; what does that mean? Who will use the building?
So we have to be good in reasoning; you are building and there is no equipment, no consumables in that hospital and the constructions are still going on.