UK-based Nigerian doctor says people are now leaving the country to receive medical care in Nigeria

UK-based Nigerian doctor says people are now leaving the country to receive medical care in Nigeria

A UK-based Nigerian doctor said people are now leaving the country to seek medical care in Nigeria.

According to @simisola10, the pressure on the NHS system is unsustainable and citizens of some Eastern European countries are also traveling back home to receive medical care, returning to the UK with translated results and management plans.

She tweeted;

“People now leave the UK to get medical care in Nigeria.

“I love the NHS; it has given me so much. I am still very involved with it. The NHS has some of the best doctors and cutting-edge research in the world. However, the pressure on the system is unsustainable. Some Eastern Europeans often return to their country to quickly deal with their health problems due to waiting times. Some bring their translated results and management plans back to the UK to continue. Increasingly, I see Nigerians doing the same.

“Yes. The ones I have found are generally for elective procedures such as cataract surgery, colonoscopies and dental care. If you have comprehensive private health insurance cover in the UK, you can get the healthcare you need. Coverage varies depending on your age and health problems, and premiums will increase the more you use it. For the average person who relies on state-subsidized healthcare in England, the case is different. You have to wait your turn. The exception is a cancer diagnosis, where you should be seen within two weeks. People in Scotland may have a different experience, but this is the case in England.”

Source: www.lindaikejisblog.com

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