Health Minister: Why Buhari Could Not Be Treated in Nigeria

Health Minister: Why Buhari Could Not Be Treated in Nigeria
  • PublishedMay 24, 2017

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Folorunso Adewole, has assured Nigerians over President Muhammadu Buhari’s health. Saying that health was a complex issue which was one of the reaasons why the president travelled for medical treatment.

His current trip is the third in the past year solely for medical reasons. He said,
“One thing we must realise is that health is a complex issue. There’s what we call patient-doctor relationship; there is also a bond between the patient and the doctor and these are things we can’t play with,” the minister said in an interview with newsmen.

Adewole, who is a professor of surgery, added: “I used to have patients in Ibadan and they still call me, and say ‘we will like to see you’. Then I have to say no to them because I’m no longer available and ask, ‘why can’t you see somebody else?’ But many of them are reluctant to do so. That’s the complex thing about health.

“We should give him (Buhari) that choice. What we really wish is for Mr. President to be well and hearty.
“However, this is also a complex country, so I am not too happy about some of the insinuations, because we should pray for our leaders. We should continue to pray for him,” he canvassed.
According to Adewole, “He (Buhari) came back and told us that he was ill and that he was treated. When we have that type of leader, I think we can go to sleep.”


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