This report is the sorry story of the State House Medical Centre, better known as ‘Aso Villa Clinic’ for which over N3 billion was budgeted in 2016 and N331 million in 2017.
This might give you some headache: the clinic at Nigeria’s seat of power does not have the commonest of medications, paracetamol.
And cotton wool? The patient has to buy from outside. Syringes? Not available. X-ray? Sorry, the machine is out of order. Ambulance? Well, if the patient can buy the fuel.
This is the sorry story of the State House Medical Centre, better known as “Aso Villa Clinic” for which over N3 billion was budgeted in 2016 and N331 million in 2017.
The facility was established to cater to the medical needs of the president, the vice president, their families and presidential aides. It is supposed to be the first port of call in the case of a health emergency.
According to information on the state house website, the medical centre is also a training facility for house officers and other medical personnel.
The centre functions through specialised departments: peadiatrics, lab medicine, medicine, and obstetric and gyneacology.