Nigerian-born and United Kingdom based medical practitioner, Dr. Olufunmilayo, has made a shocking assertion about the state of the Nigerian health sector.
Olufunmilayo posited that a dog in America is very likely to get much better treatment than a dying cancer patient in Nigeria.
In a tweet, the doctor claimed that Nigeria has just 18 linear accelerators (an equipment used for radiotherapy in the treatment of cancer) while the USA has over 2000, which are essentially used in the treatment of dogs.
He wrote: "This is a linear accelerator. It uses radiotherapy to treat cancer. Nigeria used to have 18 but they are all spoilt now. America has about 2,500 of this just to treat dogs and cats. A dog in the USA will get better treatment than a child with cancer in Lagos.”
Cancer is one of the growing causes of death in Nigeria.