The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of destroying the structure it put in place to ensure Nigerians can afford quality healthcare services.
Kola Ologbondiyan, the spokesman of the party, said this in a statement on Tuesday.
Lamenting that Buhari has to travel every time he needs medical attention, the PDP said even the State House Clinic has been paralysed by the maladministration of Buhari’s government.
“While the PDP has nothing against where any person, including President Buhari, seeks his or her medical services, our party is worried that the Buhari Presidency is taking no decisive steps to fix our health care system, ostensibly because Mr. President can afford overseas medical treatment at tax payers’ expense.
“The PDP is disturbed that while Mr. President jets out for medical treatment in well-equipped hospitals abroad, our hospitals and medical personnel are in very sorry situation, while millions of our compatriots suffer, with many dying on a daily basis from conditions that have simple medical solutions.
“It is indeed heartrending that Nigerians are suffering this huge misfortune of having this highly insensitive, incompetent and corrupt leadership of very selfish individuals who do not care about the welfare of other citizens,” it read.
“More saddening is that all the institutions, policies and programmes established by the PDP, which hitherto ensured access to affordable healthcare for Nigerians have been wrecked by the Buhari administration.”
Buhari is due to be back in the country from the United Kingdom, where he has gone for a medical checkup, in the second week of April.