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Nigeria to reduce medical tourism spend as Euracare specialist provides quality healthcare

Nigeria could reduce over $1 billion annual medical tourism spend as Euracare Multi- Specialist hospital is changing the face of healthcare in the country through its provision of quality healthcare services world- class medical diagnostic centre.

The leading Multi- Specialties hospital in Lagos has continued to successfully provide world- class advanced treatment to Nigerians through a team of local and international medical professionals.

“We have established the need to cut down on medical tourism, bringing in medical consultants and necessary equipment, from an intensive care unit to a full span of diagnostic equipment and I believe all of this goes to show that we are here for the long haul- providing quality healthcare in Nigeria,” said Glenn de Villiers, head and managing director, Euracare Multi- Specialist Hospital Nigeria.

“Looking back to the facility’s history and achievement it redefines the standards of healthcare practice in Nigeria by introducing several uncharted diagnostics services for patients who would naturally travel aboard for medical assistance”.

“The reality of specialist hospital is established to give Nigerian patients an international healthcare standard through a complete package of cutting edge facilities and resources all in one location,” de Villiers said.

However, to commensurate this milestone, Euracare Multi- Specialist hospital is celebrating its second anniversary in the Nigerian healthcare industry at its ultra- modern hospital in Victoria Island, hosting stakeholders from the medical industry.

Tosin Majekodunmi, medical director and chief cardiology, Euracare Nigeria said that there has been significant growth in healthcare but the country needs world class facilities and expertise for functional healthcare system.

“To reduce the costs, stress and many inconveniences of international travel, the same quality of medical diagnostic and treatment that would be find in the United Kingdom or the United states can be done locally.

“Bringing medical treatment services to Nigeria makes us world- class with cutting- edge equipment, high resolution imaging technology to address a wide range conditions,” Majekodunmi said.

Also speaking at the anniversary, Abuchi Okaro, a consultant general and Laparoscopic surgeon emphasised that the focus of the facility is to get best interest and putting skills together in an enabling environment which is one thing Euracare has successfully achieved.

“It is always important to get commitment , safety and accuracy, The facility has harmonized treatment, diagnostic, expertise and we looking for opportunities where patients can understand what the facility is doing and have confidence to come for their needs,” said Okaro.

 

ANTHONIA OBOKOH

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