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Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Lagoon Hospital Discourages Medical Tourism By Upgrading Its Medical Facility

To ensure that Nigerians do not have to travel abroad for complex surgeries, the Lagoon Hospitals has re-inaugurated its Ikeja facility in Lagos.

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, who spoke at the inauguration ceremony, said that the upgraded facility was a significant achievement in the sector would help to reduce medical tourism.
Idris urged the management of the hospital to integrate research in their operations, saying this would help to provide evidence that would shape health policies in the country.
The Chief Executive Officer, Lagoon Hospitals, Mr. Rajeev Bhandari, expressed optimism that the new improvements at the Ikeja facility would attract more Africans to seek medical treatment in Nigeria.
According to him,  the infrastructural changes  added to the facility include an ultra-modern theatre with increased capacity for more surgeries, such as laparoscopy, gastroscopy, colonoscopy and urological procedures,  expansion of the Sick Baby Care Unit to a seven-bedded unit , a new orthopaedic and physiotherapy suite among others.
Bhandari said, “The new facilities at the hospital are poised to improve the quality of services and infrastructure for patients and staff, both in the immediate future and in the years to come. This is a step towards our journey and commitment to providing health care of international standards.”

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