A Nigerian doctor based in the United States of America, Dr. Sunny Acho, has said that “only mortuaries function effectively in Nigerian hospitals.”
The Abia-born doctor who was on a two-week free medical mission in Isuikwuato and Umunneochi councils made the outburst in an interview with newsmen at Isuochi, Abia State last week.
His words: “ It’s unfortunate that only mortuaries function in Nigerian hospitals. The masses are in hell here. People are dying needless deaths here and the government does not care.
“Hospitals in Nigeria are prepared mortuaries because only the mortuaries function in them”, he fumed.
The philanthropist who was on the medical trip with 30 medical professionals including doctors, nurses and pharmacists from the US said he was more pained by the insensitivity of the ruling class about the sorry-state of medical facilities in the country.
He, therefore, called for a ban on foreign medical trips by government officials who prefer seeking medication abroad, using public funds. The measure, according to him will compel them to properly equip hospitals in the country for the good of all.
.......But haba, our hospitals can't be THAT bad.