Daily Independent Online.
Thursday, August 28, 2003.
Welcoming the medical experts to Nigeria
United States (U.S.)-based Nigerian medical
professionals are pooling resources together to establish in the country four
specialist hospitals for cancer care, kidney dialysis, HIV/AIDS care, trauma
and organ transplant. The130 expatriate Nigerian doctors , under the aegis of
American Hospital Corporation, have already raised N7.8 billion (US$60 million)
towards the project, while the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)
and its joint venture partners have pledged to contribute the balance.
This is a gesture of uncommon significance. There is hardly
a more auspicious way to demonstrate patriotismthan what these professionals have chosen to do. They
are evidently touched by the pitiable state of health care and are committed to
ameliorating the situation.All
Nigerians, especially Government and its agencies, must do all that is necessary
to facilitate their undertaking, including the assurance of security.
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