Yobe Set To Become Destination For Medical Tourism
By Yusuf Ali, Damaturu
The Yobe State University Teaching Hospital (YSUTH) is set to become a destination for medical tourism, in addition to reversing the brain drain in the health sector.
The construction of one of largest Maternal and New Born Complex in Nigeria, Professors Quarters and other facilities provided by the Gov. Buni administration, the Yobe State University Teaching Hospital (YSUTH), is a world class healthcare facility that will curb medical tourism, conserve foreign reserves and create jobs.
The YSUTH is indeed a purpose-built, state-of-the-art, teaching hospital, which is aimed at delivering the highest standard of healthcare, using the most advanced technology and treatments to provide Nigerians with the best medical expertise.
According to available records, Nigerians spend between $1.2 billion and $1.6 billion on medical tourism annually, which is a huge drain on the country’s foreign reserves.
Its a delight that many patients in the neighboring states are now coming to seek further medical attention as doctors and other health personnel have also found the hospital very attractive because of the availability of healthcare facilities with standard equipment and a good work environment.
The administration of Governor Mai Mala Buni has made healthcare delivery as one of its priorities and has been making huge investment, as part of its efforts and interventions to make it accessible and affordable to all.
The essence of these interventions and projects in the critical healthcare sector is to fast-track the evolvement of world class healthcare facilities like the Yobe State University Teaching Hospital.
With the facilities on ground, we can conserve our foreign reserves, earn foreign exchange for the country, create jobs, reverse brain drain, become a destination for medical tourists and also ensure affordable and standard healthcare for Nigerians.
A retired permanent secretary from Bauchi, who recently accessed one of the health facilities at the hospital commends Gov. Buni and the management of the hospital for making their world class services affordable and accessible to ordinary Nigerians.
Alh. Adamu Hashimu, who confirmed that Yobe Teaching Hospital offers the best and cheapest healthcare service in the country, after a successful surgery of his Son, said he would have travel to Egypt and spend millions for his child’s plastic surgery but got the same service at N45,000 at the Yobe State University Teaching Hospital.
The Photos below is the constructions of largest maternal and new born complex, Professors Quarters and world class equipments provided by the Gov. Buni administration.