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|Health / Re: Doctors And Hospitals In Nigeria by EnitanBimb: 11:21pm On Jun 29, 2008|
I have been reading the forum and just felt I should join in. As a Medical student in the UK I have always heard stories and witnessed the great unprofessional and ill-fitting practices of Nigerian doctors and hospitals.
Where as I can completely understand the lack of resources and support for the Nigerian Health care system I cannot ignore the pure selfishness and lack of respect of the Nigerian professionals.
Even though there is no resources, what stops people from acting out of compassion - now I am not a fool and at the end of the day you cannot help everyone and show mercy to everyone if you yourself cannot support them financially but what about those who in position that actually do have some resources? What are they doing to further and better the standard of the hospital and still be relatable to their patients.
There are many Nigerian students and doctors abroad and most of them including myself would love to come to Nigeria and work. I see no point in having all these qualifications and talent if I cannot help the people I was trained to help.
Healthcare is not about making money, it is not about business opportunities it is about the standard of living and the wellbeing of Nigerian citizens. You don't joke or make a transaction over someone's life. You don't forfeight the right to up to date drugs to make money. This is someone's life we are talking about no a business deal.
Many of us are willing to learn and accomadate the Nigerian system and change it for the better. Everyone, no matter how poor or who your father is has the right to basic healthcare. Everyone.
What we need to do is form alliances and contacts. So if anybody can give us relevant information on the sutuation in Nigerian hospitals, how you actually receive treatment or any suggestions on how we can improve on the Healthcare system that would be much appreciated.
Obviously we need 1st hand experience and we will be making regular trips to Nigeria when we can. It is not our fault that we were born or live abroad and we do not apologise for it but we do recognise our own and we want to help.
We are capable and willing. Our friends could be the next business moguls in Nigeria or even the next president, we need to put ourselves in a position where if we know someone who is able to appoint people that we are ready to make our mark on the Health sector. You need people who undertand the system and have healthcare in their hearts and minds not Money.
I look forward to hearing from you all soon.
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