Buhari’s foreign medical trips worrisome-PFN, calls for caution on covid-19 vaccine
The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria has expressed worry over the several medical trips of President Mohammadu Buhari calling on the federal government to disclose his full health status.
The body also called for caution on the covid-19 vaccine asking medical experts to make a definitive statement on it in the light of recent controversies.
The PFN made this known during a strategic press conference on Thursday at the fellowship national secretariat in Lagos.
President Buhari just returned from a two-week medical trip to the UK.
The press conference which had in attendance leaders of the fellowship including her president, Bishop Wale Oke held hours before Buhari came back to the country.
Bishop Oke who first addressed the conference said, ‘there is a need to know the health status of President Buhari so that we would know what to pray for ‘
He also asked the government to pay attention to the health facilities in the country.
According to Bishop Oke, the regular medical trips of the president is a security risk for the country.
He said, ”We feel that the nation is not being told all the truth about the health status of Buhari. He is no longer a private citizen. Stop hiding the health status of the president.
‘We are concerned that whenever he needs a health check-up he goes out, That is a security risk. Does it mean he is safer in a foreign country? Why should our leaders be going out of the country on health issues?
‘Nigeria is blessed with medical experts that are very good but we are not creating enabling environment for them. The government should rise up and invest in our health care system.
‘Let’s pay attention to it and bring our medical health care system to world standard. To see our hospitals reduced to mere mortuary is unacceptable. We wish our president full recovery but we need to have full disclosure of his health status
The fellowship also called for caution in the administration of the covid-19 vaccine asking medical experts to make a definitive statement on it.
Dr. Cosmos Ilechuwku who spoke on behalf of the fellowship on the issue expressed worry over the discordant tunes on the vaccine.
His reaction was coming against the background of the call for the pause of the Johnson and Johnson covid-19 vaccine in the US.
He noted that many people are confused about the implications of the vaccine. ‘ we are asking the government to exercise caution in giving out the vaccine. People need to be continually educated on it. ‘ he said.