Tuesday, 28 August 2012
UK goes tough on Nigerian women coming for child delivery:
The United Kingdom has said it will no longer tolerate abuse of its National Health Service, NHS, by Nigerian visitors after a Nigerian woman reportedly flew to the UK to have her baby in a British hospital.
The unnamed Nigerian woman was alleged to have received treatment totalling £10,000 but returned to the country after having had her child without paying anything.
United Kingdom ministers said the Government would not tolerate abuse of the NHS.
London Evening Standard said UK Ministers had warned that government would not tolerate abuse of the NHS by foreign visitors after the Nigerian flew into their country so that she could have her baby in a British hospital.
The ministers’ anger came a year after one Bimbo Ayelabola, a Nigerian, who gave birth to quintuplets in UK ,was embroiled in a residency row over her extended stay there, despite the fact that she was a visitor.