October 1, 2022


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Surgery: NMA commends Osinbajo’s confidence in health sector

The Nigerian Medical Association has commended Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for his confidence in the Nigerian healthcare system which made him to undergo a surgical procedure in the country.

The PUNCH reports that the vice president successfully underwent a surgical procedure on his femur on Saturday, at the Duchess International Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos.

According to a statement by the hospital management and signed by its Medical Director, Dr Adedoyin Dosunmu-Ogunbi, the procedure was performed by a team comprising six specialist Doctors.

The statement read, “The Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, GCON, was admitted to the Duchess International Hospital GRA, Ikeja, Lagos, today on account of a fracture of his right femur (thigh bone), possibly related to a longstanding injury associated with a game of squash.

“He had a surgical operation performed by a team of specialist doctors, including Dr Wallace Ogufere (Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon); Dr Om Lahoti (Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon); Dr Babajide Lawson (Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon); Dr Ken Adegoke (Consultant in Anaesthesia & Critical Care); Dr Oladimeji Agbabiaka (Consultant Anaesthetist); and Dr Adedoyin Dosunmu-Ogunbi (Consultant Physician & Medical Director).”

“The operation was successful, and he is expected to be discharged within the next few days.”

Meanwhile, the NMA in a press release titled ‘A Get-Well Wish’ said the Nigerian doctors are wishing the vice president a quick recovery.

Its statement read, “The NMA wishes to thank God for seeing our Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo GCON, through surgery. All Nigerian Doctors are praying for his quick and complete recovery.

“NMA hereby also commends Mr. Vice President for demonstrating confidence in the Nigerian Doctor and Healthcare system. We are certain that he was impressed.

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“We call on other political office holders in Nigeria to emulate the Vice President and end medical tourism. It is time to fix our fragile healthcare system to the benefit of the common man and our economy. The time for action is now.”