According to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari;
“We still get all too often for comfort, disconcerting reports of not friendly attitudes of staff to patients, reports of unhygienic and housekeeping standards that leaves something to be desired even in the presence of sophisticated equipment and well-qualified doctors.
Such simple failings like these are more frequently responsible for the loss of confidence of the end-users in our health system than even the lack of equipment.
They are the triggers for the distrust that will lead people to go on medical tourism.
We have a lot of work to do in that area. I want to believe that the managers of our hospitals, after such laudable, fantastic infrastructure investment, will now begin to pay attention, not only to improving staff harmony and welfare but to retraining health caregivers for better professionalism that deliver service in a productive and courteous atmosphere based on the lessons we learnt from our traditional African hospitality.”
These were the reasons given by President Muhammadu Buhari, speaking through the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, at the official commissioning of an International Conference Center and Telemedicine hall as well as six other projects at the Federal Medical Center (FMC), Abeokuta.
He also said training and retraining of health workers should be a continuous exercise in order to deliver quality health care services to Nigerians.