Nigeria’s major opposition party, The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the continuous overseas medical checkup embarked by President Muhammadu Buhari is a direct indictment of his Presidency over its failure to fix the healthcare system, which has been wrecked by his administration, Njenje Media News reports.
PDP said, “it is indeed worrisome that under President Buhari, even the hitherto highly rated State House Clinic, has become so moribund that it cannot provide a simple medical checkup service for Mr. President”.
The PDP while noting it has nothing against where any person, including President Buhari, decides to have his or her medical treatment and services, the party is worried that the Buhari Presidency is taking no decisive steps to fix the health care system, ostensibly because the president can afford overseas medical treatment at tax payers’ expense.
The party says it is disturbed that while Mr. President jets out for medical treatment in well-equipped hospitals abroad, the nation’s hospitals and medical personnel are in a very sorry situation, adding that there are millions of compatriots suffer, with many dying on daily basis from conditions that have simple medical solutions.
PDP’s communique on Tuesday stated that it is indeed heartrending that Nigerians are suffering this huge misfortune of having this highly insensitive, incompetent, and corrupt leadership of very selfish individuals who do not care about the welfare of other citizens.
“More saddening is that all the institutions, policies, and programs established by the PDP, which hitherto ensured access to affordable healthcare for Nigerians have been wrecked by the Buhari administration.
“Our party urges President Buhari to show leadership by reflecting on the fact that millions of Nigerians cannot afford overseas treatment and have become despondent by his failure to take decisive steps to address our national healthcare needs,” the communique partly read.
The opposition party further stated President Buhari must know that his duty as the nation’s leader is not only for his personal needs but more importantly for the needs of the generality of Nigerians.
PDP however called on Nigerians to remain calm and not to resign to despondency as we collectively work to rescue our nation from the stranglehold.