The National Hospital, Abuja: When ignorance is a disease

MIKE OZEKHOME SAN, OFR

The Nigerian elite and the wealthy class do not patronise Nigerian hospitals. Truth. The reasons are multifarious and easily justified. They use Nigerian hospitals as, at worst, mortuaries and “departure lounges” of patients, and at best, mere consulting rooms. Either way, Nigerian hospitals, especially government owned hospitals, are treated with disdain and contempt. I am also guilty of this unfortunate mindset which is predicated, as I have just discovered, on ignorance and lack of awareness on the part of the elite of our society. I thank God for good health.…

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