The First Lady of Ekiti State, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, has called on rich Nigerians to stop seeking medical treatments abroad, saying the multi-system Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH) can rival any hospital globally
Mrs Fayemi added that ABUTH was well equipped with personnel and instruments with indisputable capacity to offer quality healthcare delivery that any hospital in India, the United States of America, Britain and other advanced nation could offer.
The First Lady spoke in her office in Ado Ekiti while hosting the family of Miss Precious Sodeinde, who suffered a brain tumour and was taken to the hospital by Mrs Fayemi for treatment.
The operation on Precious, who had gone partially blind before the issue was reported to the First Lady, was performed by ABUTH experts at the cost of N3 million.
Addressing the family, Mrs Fayemi congratulated the victim’s parents on the successful operation carried out on the 13 -year old Saxophonist. “I am pleased that the operation was successful.
At times, you will spend money on sickness, but money might fail. Ther was a case of a two-year-old hole-in-the -heart boy. We paid a sum of N2 million, but the boy died before the surgery.