The Federal Government says with the coming up of affordable world class health facilities, Nigeria will soon put an end to the over five hundred billion naira being spent on medical tourism annually.
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed said this in Lagos at a media tour of Duchess International Hospital, a one hundred-bed state-of-the-art multi-specialist healthcare facility.
Speaking after a tour of the hospital, the minister said with more world class healthcare facilities like Duchess Hospital coming on stream, Nigeria is set become a destination for medical tourists.
He said the country would soon welcome foreign patients and medical personnel on its shores rather than having its citizens travel yearly.
Mohammed noted that although, the facility was private-sector driven, the Federal Government provided the enabling environment and funding for its realisation.