Buhari and his doctor can explain why he traveled for treatment in UK

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Buhari and his doctor can explain why he traveled for treatment in UK

Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, yesterday in an interview with reporters on the sidelines inauguration of the Central Pharmacy Store and maternity Building at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, Ile Ife, said only the President Muhammadu Buhari and his doctors are the ones who can tell me why the President left Nigeria to London to deal with. 

Speaking about the relationship between patient and physician, Prof Adewole said, some patients prefer to continue the former rather than doctors to see a new one that will make them start again.

He said,” I won’t describe it as a large volume but we still have people travelling abroad. One, it is a matter of choice and secondly, there is what is called bonding between a doctor and his patient irrespective of where the doctor is and that creates a problem, the patient may not want to see a new doctor.

” If a patient is seeing a particular doctor and that doctor is not around he may likely wait. You don’t want to be examined by a new doctor, you don’t want to start all over again. It is one of the reasons and you can’t take it away.”

When asked if that was the reason the President travelled for treatment, the minister said Buhari and his doctors were the ones, who could answer the question.

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