The chairman of Savealife Group, Dr Richard Okoye, has warned Nigerians about a young man who posted misleading health information on social media about Nigeria’s healthcare system.
Dr Okoye was reacting to the video in which the man who is based abroad said the Nigerian healthcare system is completely dead.
The man who claimed to be a healthcare practitioner in the UK posted a video and told his followers that every woman has a fibroid.
He equally said the fibroid in women feeds on carbohydrates and grows in their bellies.
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Also, he claimed in the video that the Nigerian healthcare system only detects only three viruses.
But in his swift reaction, Dr Okoye who is the owner of Savealife Mission Hospital, Port Harcourt, said the man’s social media claim is far from the truth and shouldn’t be taken seriously.
Dr Okoye admitted that the Nigerian healthcare system is suffering, but said the picture is not as grim as painted by the man.
He said the man’s claim on every woman having fibroid is false and also picked holes in his claim of the number of viruses the Nigerian healthcare system can detect.
He enumerated the successes recorded by the Nigerian healthcare system and advised Nigerians living abroad to desist from demarketing the country using falsehood as exemplified by the man.
Dr Okoye who gave this warning in a YouTube video, said: “It is time to stop this mess. You are not the only person that started travelling. You are not the only person that is outside the country. If you discover anything that is not working in Nigeria and it is working elsewhere, my dear, pick it up and bring it home.”