Only the reward for hard work will make doctors practice medicine in Nigeria – Osinbajo
By Chioma Obinna
Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo said in Lagos on Friday that the only solution to stopping the migration of doctors was to reward hard work even as he declared the new 100-suit state-of-the-art health facility, the Duchess International Hospital, has the capacity and all it takes to reverse medical tourism in Nigeria.
Osinbajo, who was the special guest of honor at the launch of the facility built by the Reddington Hospital Group in Lagos, said: for. “
He said the Reddington has a reputation for providing high quality care and has implemented this at Duchess International Hospital.
According to him, the hospital has the capacity to retain Nigerian doctors in the country as well as to end medical tourism.
High dignitaries include Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Godwin Emefiele, among others.
Continuing, Osinbajo noted that when establishing Duchess International Hospital, which is the 15th establishment to date of the Reddington Stables, the hospital group has a good business case for the latest investment.
He said that Nigerians looking for quality care can achieve this; those who want affordable care will get there.
The vice president further pointed out that the new facility can reverse medical tourism in the country given that it pays better compensation to motivate its staff.
Speaking, the Director General of Duchess International Hospital, Dr Adetokunbo Shitta-Bey, explained that the motivation of the founders was to ensure that every Nigerian has access to affordable care.
âTo reverse medical tourism here, we want to ensure the delivery of the highest quality care,â he added.
Speaking, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who praised the boldness of the Reddington Hospital Group, said he was particularly pleased that Duchess International Hospital is domiciled in Lagos, which increases access to care in the state.
While admitting that he often accesses health care at Reddington Hospital, based on his belief that the group’s facilities provide high quality services, Sanwo-Olu said, âWe don’t need to seek care outside the country.
For his part, Emefiele urged other private investors to take inspiration from the Reddington Hospital Group and build quality health facilities in the country to improve access to care in the country.
He said: âWe must encourage all Nigerian doctors practicing abroad to return home to help reverse medical tourism.