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Gbajabiamila says N21bn state house hospital can compete globally

Gbajabiamila says N21bn state house hospital can compete globally

Femi Gbajabiamila, the Chief of Staff to the President, on Monday rated facilities at the newly built State House Hospital high, saying the hospital can compete with any health institutions, globally

Gbajabiamila made the observation while taking a tour around the facilities on Monday, where he described the equipment installed at the hospital as “World class”.

The hospital which is located within the State House premises, was built by former President Muhammadu Buhari at the cost of N21billion to address medical tourism and reduce the cost of treating government officials outside the country.

Gbajabiamila, speaking after inspecting the facilities, noted that “the clinic is like anyone, anywhere in the World, you will find. The standard is very high. The equipment is of world class. From my understanding, there’s some equipment that you wouldn’t even find in too many places all over the World.

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“So as far as clinics go, in terms of equipment, in terms of what they can do, in terms of, I mean, I’ve just been lectured about kidney transplant from one of the best. There is also a Cath. Lab. that’s World class and so many other things”, he added.

A catheterization laboratory, commonly referred to as a cath lab, is an examination room in a hospital or clinic with diagnostic imaging equipment used to visualize the arteries of the heart and the chambers of the heart and treat any abnormality found.
The Chief of Staff also listed other facilities, including a C-ARM

“This gladdens my heart, because, when we were appropriating money in the House of Representatives as Speaker, I can see where the money has gone to. So it’s for them to dot the I’s and cross the T’s and put finishing touches and I think we’ll be proud to say that we have a clinic of international standard like this one”, he said.

Jane Ifechukwu, Chairman, Clinical Services, StateHouse, said the hospital is ready for operation, but awaiting directives, before it can commence operation

“Right now, everything is in place, but the last administration wanted this administration to drive the process. We’ve carried our principals along, it’s for them to give us a go-ahead. What we have here is skeletal, just the way we were having the Villa Clinic.

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“But once we dot the I’s, we can’t take decisions on our own, they give us the go-ahead and we are good to go. I can’t speak on when we can take off now. I am waiting for our principals, our bosses, to do that and then the Permanent Secretary will give us a directive and then we can do it”, he said..