Nigerian Medical Association Calls on President Buhari to ban political office holder from seeking medical treatment abroad.

The Nigerian Medical Association has called on President Muhammed Buhari to ban political officeholders and other government officials from seeking medical treatment abroad.

Lagos State Chairman of the NMA, Doctor Tope Ojo, made this call at a press briefing on the activities leading to its General Meeting/Scientific conference in Lagos.

Ojo charged the President to issue directives to the heads of various government agencies in the country to ensure that the policy takes effect immediately.

According to him, public officeholders still used public funds to pay for medical treatment in India, the United Kingdom and the United States for ailments that could be handled effectively in local health facilities.

Ojo stated that there was a provision for the ban in the National Health Act adding that failure to do so could amount to a violation of the Act and called for immediate implementation of the ban if the president is committed to eradicating corruption.

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