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Foreigners comes into Nigeria for medical treatment

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The Minister of State for Health, Tunji Alausa, has claimed that the nation’s healthcare is no longer in crisis, stating that with the improvements in the healthcare system, the country is witnessing a reversal of the ‘japa syndrome,’ suggesting that medical personnel were returning home from abroad.
The Minister pointed out that Nigeria has become a preferred destination for medical tourism, particularly for surgical procedures, which were more cost-effective compared to other countries.
According to him, the proliferation of aesthetic hospitals, numbering close to 900 across Nigeria, also contributes to attracting patients seeking services such as plastic surgery.
He also added that the government allocated funds and initiated collaborations to enhance primary healthcare services and expand health insurance coverage from about seven million to about 50 million people in the next two to three years, marking the highest budget allocation for the health sector in almost 24 years.

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