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Why VP Osinbajo had his surgery in Nigeria

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, insisted on using a Nigerian hospital and medical professionals for the treatment even though his doctors urged him to think about having the surgical operation to fix a fracture on his right femur (thigh bone) overseas.

According to sources close to Duchess International Hospital, where the surgery was performed on Saturday, some of the Vice President’s government and private practice doctors suggested traveling abroad because it is frequently considered by patients in this class and can occasionally seem more convenient.

However, Dr. Yemi Onabowale, the founder of the Reddington Hospital and one of the doctors who oversaw the entire procedure, was described as saying, “the VP was clear that he had confidence in Nigerian doctors both at home and abroad and would prefer they handle the operation.”

Some voices in the healthcare industry have expressed enthusiasm at Prof. Osinbajo’s decision, which is also seen as a huge support for the government’s frequently declared goal of a reversed medical tourism.

He is reportedly alleged to have stated that doing the surgery in Nigeria would not only support Nigerian medical professionals, who are among the best in the world, but would also assist build capacity inside the country.

welcoming the participation of medical groups such as various NMA chapters and other public intellectuals

After a successful procedure, Prof. Osinbajo was wished a speedy recovery by the Federal Executive Council, or FEC.

Yesterday in Abuja, Mr. Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), delivered a statement in which the FEC expressed its goodwill.

Mustapha claimed that a group of specialized doctors in Lagos carried out the surgical procedure, which may have been connected to a chronic squash injury.

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