Posted on: Wed 19-06-2024

The Federal government has thrown its weight behind the introduction of aesthetic healthcare solutions into the country, saying that it will foster innovation, improve patient outcomes, as well as support the ongoing education and training of medical professionals in aesthetic medicine in Nigeria.

The Minister of State for Health and Social Welfare, Dr. Tunji Alausa, who spoke at the official opening of the first full-fledged aesthetics solution distributor, Afrimed, said the event marked a milestone.

He assured that  with the deve3lopment, the nation’s healthcare journey is positioned to open new avenues for advanced aesthetic treatments and technologies that will undoubtedly enhance the well-being and confidence of the citizens.

Alausa said: “Aesthetics in healthcare is not merely about appearance; it is deeply intertwined with our overall health and quality of life. By addressing issues ranging from skin health to reconstructive surgery, aesthetics solutions play a crucial role in a comprehensive healthcare environment.

“These solutions not only help individuals regain their physical appearance but also restore their confidence and mental well-being, contributing to a holistic recovery and improved life satisfaction.”

Congratulating Afrimed on its pioneering role, Alausa expressed assurance that  healthcare providers have access to state-of-the-art products and technologies, enabling them to deliver world-class treatments  locally.

“This move will foster innovation, improve patient outcomes, and support the ongoing education and training of our medical professionals in aesthetic medicine.

“Furthermore, the introduction of advanced aesthetic solutions will spur economic growth, creating job opportunities and foster collaborations with global leaders in the aesthetics industry.

“It positions Nigeria as a competitive player on the global healthcare stage, attracting investments and enhancing our healthcare infrastructure”, the Minister asserted, even as he called on all stakeholders in the healthcare sector to embrace the advancements and collaborate to make aesthetic healthcare accessible and affordable for all Nigerians.

In his response, the Medical Director, Afrimed International, Dr, Elias Chabtini, explained that the company provides disease solutions for all  comprehensive aesthetic solutions.

Chabtini said that they  provide A to Z solutions for all medical aesthetics.  “Our team brings over 25 years of collective experience to every project guaranteeing expertise and professionalism in every aspect of our service. Our partners have been leaders in the industry for over 40 years, cementing our firm its commitment to excellence and innovation.’

He said they prioritise customer centricity, ensuring that every interaction with every medical professional is straightforward and hassle free.

“With worldwide affiliations, we leverage our global network to provide you with the best products and services available in the market.

“Just to give you an idea that the anti-ageing empire today is about $300 billion globally, and which 86 percent is non invasive, and this is what we believe that should be in every single practice.

“Non invasive technology and treatment is for us to be able to allow clients to have a better way of living and a better style of how they look”, Chabtini noted.

On his part, the Chairman of Mikano International, Mr Mofid Karameh, the factory is one of only three in the world utilizing a beam sterilization system.

“Afrimedical Manufacturing and Supplies Limited has one of Africa’s largest syringe factories, built following the World Health Organisation, WHO, standards, right here in Nigeria, with an annual production capacity of 1.8 billion syringes per annum.” Karameh pointed out that the  syringes are ISO certified and are sterilized using the latest electron beam sterilization technology.

“It is an ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems and ISO 13485:2016 Medical Device Quality Management Systems certified company.

“All our syringes are made using medical grade plastic materials, which means they are produced using 30 percent less plastic than other syringes,” Karameh noted.