…says its economical, time-saving and levels-up to foreign Hospitals
The former Governor of Anambra State and running mate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the 2019 presidential election, Mr. Peter Obi, was on Tuesday, May 7, reported to have visited Queen of the Rosary Hospital, Waterside, Onitsha, for medical attention.
Platinum.ng gathered that the former Governor also dropped his blood samples for medical examination and returned home.
Valentine Obienyem, the ex-governor’s media aide, disclosed that Obi complained of fever on Monday night and left for the Hospital before 7:30 am on Tuesday.
“I learnt he went to the hospital, saw a doctor and had samples taken for tests. As usual, he went straight to work even when I suspected that Doctor might have advised bed rest. We were at work till the departure to Lagos in the afternoon”, he said.
Speaking to a friend on why he opted for the local Hospital, Peter Obi is reported by his aide to have said that: “there are many hospitals I can confidently visit whenever in Anambra State. I can visit Odumegwu-Ojukwu Teaching Hospital at Awka, we got it accredited. I can visit the General Hospital at Onitsha, we also got it accredited. Mr…, Know it today that Peter Obi can visit Our Lady of Lourdes, Ihiala; Queen of Rosary, Onitsha; Borromeo, Onitsha; St. Joseph, Adazi-Nnukwu; Diocesan Hospital, Amichi. Why do I say so?”
“I know the resources our government committed to these hospitals and I can testify the level of their improvement before we left office. If leaders sustain such efforts, in 20 years, nobody should be talking of medical tourism.
“I went to Waterside and received fantastic treatment. I spent not up to 1/30th of what I would have spent If I travelled”.
“Remember to add the flight ticket and other expenses. This was exactly my argument when we started supporting mission hospitals – these hospitals are in Anambra State and primarily treat people from the state” he explained.