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REPS Reject Bill Restricting Public Officers From Foreign Medical Trips

Diakparomre Nyore

A bill seeking to prevent Public Officials from seeking medical treatments abroad has been thrown out by the House of Representatives.

The bill seeks to regulate International trips for medical treatment by public officers. They argued that it violates the right of public officers.

While speaking against it, Mohammed Wase from Plateau State said, ” I was in a hospital in Nigeria for a checkup and they said I was fine. Friends encouraged me to travel for a checkup, I did only to discover that I was not okay.

“I spent 3 months there, now you are telling me to get approval?! Please, this bill should be thrown out. Instead of banning people from traveling, we should create an enabling environment for people to invest in the healthcare sector.”

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