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Fraud: UK Clams Down on Nigerians Who Visit the Country Exclusively for Child Delivery

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This ought to be very interesting. I think some Nigerians are now going to Scotland for child delivery. .  . Your thoughts guys and gals on these? 

“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 gvernment 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.

Ayelabola, 33, reportedly took a fertility drug (Clomid) overdose in order to aid conception after losing her very first pregnancy. As soon as she found out she was pregnant, the woman allegedly relocated to the UK to be able to take the needed rest outside of the hustling and bustling of Lagos.

In UK, she underwent a scan which revealed she was expecting 4 babies in the first instance before it was discovered later during the baby delivery that there was a 5th baby. Hence, she was put on an emergency National Health Scheme, NHS, programme which as at July last year, had depleted the scheme’s purse to the tune of £200,000 ($320,000). . .” The Vanguard News has the full story.

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