“People now leave UK to get medical care in Nigeria” – Nigerians in diaspora lament

Nigerians in the diaspora lament the struggle and months of delay to get medical care in the UK as many resolve to return to Nigeria simply to see a doctor.

A medical doctor identified as @simisola10 on the X platform opened up on the struggles of Nigerians in the diaspora as regards getting medical care.

According to Dr Simi, waiting time and other delays in the UK have become so terrible that a common checkup may extend months before being allowed to see a doctor.

She, however, revealed many Nigerians now return to get medical care in their home country, just to avoid the months of waiting time.

“People now leave the UK to get medical care in Nigeria. This is an opportunity for @Fmohnigeria to formulate and deliver a healthcare plan for diasporans. Access to the best medical doctors in Nigeria. No wait time, and minimal cost,” she wrote.

See reactions below:

AEAdeola opined: “Because there is no wait time in Nigeria and Nigeria healthcare professionals are well trained. We need to amplified the good things about Nigeria more than the bad ones.”

Harbimborlar stated: “This is 100 percent true I knew of a doctor colleague who went to Nigeria for his surgery cos he cannot wait for 12 months . Nigeria will be better.”

DebbieAriyo stated: “Yes many are leaving UK for access to good quality and more efficient health care in other countries like Ghana and Nigeria etc.”

ekinneolalekan noted: “While Nigerian Doctors are running to the UK, the UK patients are then running to Nigeria for medical care! What an Irony.”

AdanniaT noted: “Thanks, Sis, for highlighting this reality. We keep telling them these Western countries aren’t what they imagined them to be. Many have wasted 30+ years of their lives here with nothing nothing to show for it 😥. I really pray they listen to you 🙏.”

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