Prof Isaac Folorunsho Adewole..(minister of health)

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, on Monday, said President Muhammadu Buhari and his health advisers were the main individuals who could state why he (Buhari) was looking for treatment in an outside health facility.

The minister said this in a meeting with pressmen on the sidelines of the introduction of the Central Pharmacy Store and Maternity Building at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, Ile-Ife.

He said the President may have voyaged abroad as an issue of decision or on the counsel of his specialists.

He stated, "I won't portray it as a huge volume however despite everything we have individuals voyaging abroad. One, it involves decision and furthermore, there is what is called holding between a specialist and his patient, independent of where the specialist is and that makes an issue; the patient might not have any desire to see another specialist.

"In the event that a patient is utilizing a specific doctor and that doctor is not around, he may likely hold up. You would prefer not to be inspected by another specialist, you would prefer not to start from the very beginning once more. It is one reason and you can't take it away."

Inquired as to whether that was the reason the President travelled abroad for treatment, the minister said Buhari and his specialists were the ones who could answer the question.

Adewole stated, "The President is the best individual to talk on this; he is our pioneer and furthermore a private national. He is qualified for settle on a decision which will be affected to a great extent by the counsel of his specialist."

The prof complimented the administration and staff of the OAUTHC for doing what he depicted as an awesome job however he said their accomplishments were to a great extent under-reported.

He had before guaranteed the clinic to guarantee the leeway of the two containers of hospital consumables imported by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, for the OAUTHC.

The Chief Medical Director of the clinic, Prof. Victor Adetiloye, had prior spoke to the minister of health to intercede keeping in mind the end goal to reclaim the consumables which he said were transported in by the traditional ruler for the hospital however had stayed at the port as a result of waiver issue.

Adetiloye likewise required the foundation of a radiotherapy unit at the clinic, saying the hospital had the best set of cancer experts but still  needed radiotherapy machines to supplement it.

The CMD expressed that the hospital had routinely performed medical accomplishments, for example, open-heart surgeries and kidney transplants which a few Nigerians travelled abroad for, these surgeries and transplants were at low costs when contrasted and the costs realistic abroad.

He additionally spoke to the Federal Government to distribute more supports to the hospital which he said was sufficiently enormous to be isolated into three teaching hospitals
Adetiloye expressed that the clinic was in a predicament over how to take conveyance of $400,000 worth of health facility gave to it by a foreign body.

In the interim, Christians in Borno State on Monday offered extraordinary prayers for the brisk recuperation of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The supplications were cordinated by the Borno State section of the Christian Association of Nigeria and pastors were drawn from different houses of worship in the state.

Christians in the state had before been called to devote the day to offering extraordinary prayer and fasting to God to enhance Buhari's well-being.

The national group of CAN had last Friday, in an announcement marked by its Director Legal and Public Affairs, Evangelist Kwamkur Samuel, approached Christian bodies and God-dreading Nigerians to pronounce exceptional prayers for Buhari and the country.

The Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, had likewise trained the Borno State Ministry of Religious Affairs to write CAN asking for prayers for the brisk recuperation of the President in power about his dedication to the battle against Boko Haram revolt.
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