The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday said the routine medical trips of President Muhammadu Buhari to London is a mark of failure, and a testament to the inability of his administration to the fix the nation’s healthcare system.
The party stated this in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan in Abuja in Tuesday.
“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.
“While the PDP has nothing against where any person, including President Buhari, seeks his or her medical services, our party is worried that the Muhammadu Buhari Presidency is taking no decisive steps to fix our health care system, ostensibly because Mr. President can afford overseas medical treatment at tax payers’ expense.
“The PDP is disturbed that while Mr. President jets out for medical treatment in well-equipped hospitals abroad, our hospitals and medical personnel are in very sorry situation while millions of our compatriots suffer, with many dying on a daily basis from conditions that have simple medical solutions.
“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”, the party said.