President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter, Zahra Buhari-Indimi, has lamented over the deplorable state of the hospital in Aso Rock, State House Clinic. Zahra is obviously not happy about the deplorable condition of the hospital, despite the huge budgetary allocation. Zahra Buhari laments.
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.
Zahra Buhari laments
Writing with the hashtag #statehousepermsecplsanswer, she questioned why the patients and staff of the hospital have to buy their supplies when over N3 billion was allocated for the hospital’s use. Zahra posted about the funds allocated to the hospital in Aso Rock not being used for the purpose.
According to her, not even a single paracetamol, syringe or glove is found there.
See her posts below…
It’s indeed something to lament about. Recall that in the 2016 Budget, the Nigerian government proposed to spend more on capital projects at the State House Medical Centre than it would provide for the 16 teaching hospitals belonging to it. The proposed budget was presented to federal lawmakers, stating that the State House Clinic will get N787 Million more in capital allocation than all the 16 teaching hospitals combined.
The State House Medical Centre is a facility that provides healthcare for President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, their families and other employees of the Presidency, all possibly less than a thousand.
Federal teaching hospitals cater for the health needs of millions of Nigerians, train medical doctors and other health professionals for the nation while also serving as top medical research centres.
A breakdown of the 2016 Appropriation Bill showed that a total of N3.87 billion was allocated for capital projects at the State House Clinic and in contrast, the country’s 16 federal government-owned teaching hospitals individually only got a fraction of the allocation made for the presidential clinic.