By OKECHUKWU PEACE
President of the Nigeria Medical Association NMA, Mike Ogrima, has refuted claims that Nigerian doctors cannot treat President Buhari’s ear, forcing him to travel to the UK to see an ENT doctor.
Speaking to journalists in Jos, Plateau state yesterday June 9th, Ogrima who is a professor of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, said Nigerian doctors are capable of handling any health challenge President Buhari is facing.
“We have 250 TNC surgeon doctors all over Nigeria, capable of handling the health challenge President Muhammadu Buhari is being faced with. Maybe the equipment will not be available for treatment, but we have qualified TNC surgeon doctors We do not know the reason for his referral to UK for treatment because the present administration had made clear that it was not in support of Nigerians seeking medical attention outside the country,”he said.
President Buhari left for the UK on Monday June 6th to rest and also see an Ear, Nose and Throat Doctor.