The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, on Monday commented on President Muhammadu Buhari, seeking medical attention in the U.K.
He said that the president had the right to determine where he wants to seek medical attention, adding that doctors were the only competent people to explain why Buhari had to be treated in a foreign hospital.
Adewole said this while speaking to reporters during the commissioning of the Maternity and Neonatal Wards and Central Pharmacy Building at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex (OAUTHC), Ile-Ife in Osun.
“I won’t describe it as a large volume but we still have people travelling abroad. One, it is a matter of choice and secondly, there is what is called bonding between a doctor and his patient irrespective of where the doctor is and that creates a problem, the patient may not want to see a new doctor.
If a patient is seeing a particular doctor and that doctor is not around he may likely wait. You don’t want to be examined by a new doctor, you don’t want to start all over again. It is one of the reasons and you can’t take it away.
The president is the best person to speak on this, he is entitled to making a choice which will be influenced largely by the advice of his doctor,” he said.