I would’ve sued doctors that wrongly diagnosed my wife, says Oshiomhole
Comrade Oshiomhole said wrong diagnoses could be prevented by governments if it provides robust regulation on the health system.
Oshiomhole who spoke at the Founders Day and Launching of Endowment fund of the University of Bénin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) said his late wife, Clara, died of wrong diagnoses.
The APC National Chairman said he would have sued the doctors if it were in another terrain because his wife was a victim of quack medical doctors.
“This generalized system of medical system is what we must review. It is not the task of government that things are not working. People elect government to make things work. That was why I decided to build what I called Five Star hospital to replace the decayed Central Hospital. I do hope that one day that hospital will open and you will see the equipment.
“One thing we need to do is appropriate compensation. When we have the right policy framework, the other level of compensation, people are paid according to, I believe doctors working outside the country will come back.”
Former Nigeria’s Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon hailed late Dr. Samuel Ogbemudia and late Prof. T Bello-Osagie for ensuring local people get access to tertiary health services instead of traveling to Lagos or Ibadan.
General Gowon expressed joy that the UBTH has served the people well.
He said, “In terms of training and research, the UBTH has performed excellently well in collaboration with UNIBEN.
Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire. commended the UBTH management for conceiving the endowment fund.
Dr. Ehanire challenged Nigeria hospitals to aim higher and compete for excellence internationally.
His words, “Improvement is urgently needed in all aspect from environmental upgrade to tip-top house keeping; from prompt and polite attention to patients at first point of call especially registration..
“It goes simply pumping more and more money into operations. It requires rededicating yourselves to fight wastage, leakage and damage; to better optimization of resources and assets.”
(C) The Nation