QUOTE OF THE DAY: FG to sanction doctors for referring patients abroad----Health Minister, Prof Onyebuchi Chukwu
4/6/2012 2:04:39 AM -
'We will no longer tolerate doctors who refer patients abroad for services that can be rendered in Nigeria'.
Sometimes we are wasteful with our prescriptions. So many people travel abroad because of their ignorance, they are not aware of such services in Nigeria.'
'No country in the world has it all, but every country is making efforts to be self-sufficient as much as possible. Nigeria hopes to be self sufficient in the health sector and we are going to achieve it.'
'From whom much is given, much is expected. Nigerians expect best services from you and Mr. President also expect no less from you. We are leaving this retreat today to proof critics wrong who believe that anything in Nigeria cannot measure up.'
'Medical practice demands much more standards than other sectors. We have to do all to meet the standards. I want to urge the CMDs and CEOs to ensure that their managements are up to the task. We must go by all the laws on ground,' he stated.