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NMA commends Wada's confidence in Nigerian hospital

By The Citizen
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The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) on Sunday  commended the injured Governor of Kogi State, Idris Wada, for showing faith in Nigerian hospital.

The governor's action has raised the stake for other public officials who easily recourse to medical treatments abroad even for common ailments where there is local competence.

The governor had opted to be treated locally on assurance that his case could be properly handled locally

NMA said in a statement: 'With deep pain, great distress and shock, the President of NMA, Dr. Osahon Enabulele, the leadership and entire membership of NMA learnt of the auto crash that involved our respected Governor of Kogi State, Capt. Ichalla Idris Wada, while returning from the Igalla Education Summit.

'While we mourn the extremely sad demise of his Aide de Camp in the auto crash, we are thankful to God for sparing the life of our health-friendly, focused and purposeful governor, and other occupants of the vehicle.'

Te umbrella body for medical doctors in Nigeria also  commended the doctors and the medical team of Kogi State Specialist Hospital, which 'promptly attended to Governor Wada and other injured victims in Lokoja.'

Enabulele said,  'We also commend the medical team currently managing the governor in Abuja. The commitment shown by them is heartwarming and exemplary.

'We proudly salute Governor Idris Wada for showing patriotism by opting to receive medical treatment for his fractured femur in Nigeria rather than being flown abroad as is currently the norm among top political and public office holders in Nigeria.

'We are very convinced that if this faith in Nigerian doctors and health facilities is emulated by others, Nigeria in no time will become a destination point for medical tourism.'