The wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, has called out the management of hospital in Aso Rock, State House Clinic. Aisha Buhari blasts.
Aisha bore her mind on Monday at a stakeholders meeting on Reproductive, Maternal, Nutrition, Child Advocacy and Health and Nutrition, RMNCAH+N, at the State House, Abuja, when she said she recently fell ill and was advised to travel to London for treatment, but she refused.
Aisha Buhari blasts
She said, “I called the Aso Clinic to find out if they have an X-Ray machine, they said it’s not working. In the end I had to go to a hospital owned and operated by foreigners 100 per cent.
“There is a budget for the Hospital and if you go there now, you will see a number of constructions going on but they don’t have a single syringe there. What is the purpose of the buildings if there are no equipment there to work with?
“You can imagine what happens across the states to governors wives if this will happen to me in Abuja,” she said.
This comes after her daughter, Zahra Buhari-Indimi, lamented over the deplorable state of the State House Clinic despite the huge budgetary allocation. The President’s daughter couldn’t stop herself from ranting about it. In a post shared on her Instagram story, she complained about the hospital, stating that it was in a deplorable condition as they didn’t even equipments.
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She criticised the Permanent Secretary of the State House, Jalal Arabi, for his inability to provide even Paracetamol tablets to the clinic despite a budget of N3 billion for the provision of drugs to the hospital. Read up her full post HERE.
Meanwhile, the Aso Rock Clinic management said last week it was short of funds for major projects and purchases and would demand the commercialisation of the clinic’s operations for efficiency.