“Uche, Face your work oh” by Dr Uche Anyanwagu

I returned from Abuja that evening and was told by my enthusiastic cousin that we now have another doctor in the compound. He was obviously elated to have a resident doctor since myself and my uncle were far away… We have several roles played by different professions in medical practice. Just like the human body it serves, the diverse professionals in this field need to work together to achieve a common goal – good health. Though this unity is very important, some degrees of independence is needed and each profession…

The Meat of our Myths by Uche Anyanwagu 

I recall an event which happened during the twilight days of my national service at a very busy district hospital in Abuja. I was the only doctor on call that day at the ever busy Accident and Emergency (A&E) department of the hospital.  Normally, people prefer to come to the A&E, nOt because they have conditions that require emergency attention, but for the promptness with which they will be attended to, compared to the long waiting times at the hospital ever-busy general outpatient department (GOPD).  So, it is not unusual,…

The deplorable State of Nigeria’s Medicare

Let’s speak clear- nobody wants to fall ill; especially not in Nigeria. The reason [of course] is obvious- illness is not something to be desired! If anything,  it is something that is very much dreaded/detested by everyone. Yet, it is simply unavoidable, seeing as people still fall ill every now and then. And for those who are unfortunate enough to ail in Nigeria, it can be a really horrible and traumatising experience. And the reason is because not only are most Nigerians unable to afford hospital care, those who do…