The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole, has disclosed that his late wife, Clara died of wrong diagnoses.
He revealed this while speaking at the Founders Day and Launching of Endowment fund of the University of Bénin Teaching Hospital (UBTH).
The former governor of Edo State called for a review of Nigeria’s medical system so that doctors treat patients only in that aspect in which they have competence.
He said wrong diagnoses could be prevented by governments if it provides robust regulation on the health system.
The APC National Chairman said he would have sued the doctors if it were in another terrain because his wife was a victim of quack medical doctors.
“You visit a hospital, one doctor is gynaecologist, psychologist, pediatric, and the doctor treats everything. My wife was unfortunate to have been diagnosed as having something different while cancer in her breast was growing,” Oshiomhole said.
“This generalized system of medical system is what we must review. It is not the task of government that things are not working. People elect the government to make things work. That was why I decided to build what I called Five Star hospital to replace the decayed Central Hospital. I do hope that one day that hospital will open and you will see the equipment.
“One thing we need to do is appropriate compensation. When we have the right policy framework, the other level of compensation, people are paid according to, I believe doctors working outside the country will come back.”