Nigerian Doctors Blame US Doctors For Dora Akunyili’s Death
June 13, 2014 – Nigerian Doctors Blame American Doctors For Dora Akunyili’s Death
NMA, Nigerian Medical Association yesterday blamed US doctors for wrong diagnosis of late NAFDAC boss, Professor Dora Akunyili who passed away in India earlier this week.
NMA president Dr Kayode Obembe decried the lack of trust for medical doctors in the country by Nigerians. He also warned that time had come for confidence to be restored in the services rendered by medical doctors in the country in order to stem the tide of Nigerians dying abroad.
“It is very pathetic; diagnosis was carried out on Prof. Akunyili in Nigeria but like everything in Nigeria, they said ‘go and confirm in the US or UK’. There, they said there was nothing wrong with her, but now it is a different story.
That is why we have been advocating that every Nigerian should have a medical doctor through health insurance and community health coverage, we can prevent such cases from happening.” – Obembe said