First Lady seeks reduced interest rate for private hospitals

The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has called on banks to review the interest rates on loans for private hospitals.

She said health indices of Nigeria, when compared to global expectations were discouraging, because there are not enough public or private health facilities to cater for the people, especially the most vulnerable.

Buhari spoke when the Guild of Medical Directors visited the State House, in Abuja.

While stating that the private hospitals play a strategic role, she appealed for tax incentives to reduce the cost of healthcare.

She however called on Nigerians to be vigilant and observe the stringent prevention and control measures against the novel corona virus (COVID 19), which has become a pandemic.

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