On 19/Jul/2019 / In Medical News
The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has stressed the need for private sector participation in the health sector to curb medical tourism in the country.
The governor, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Health, Dr Titilayo Goncalves, on Wednesday at the inauguration of new medical care equipment procured by Lagoon Hospital, said investment in medical equipment would discourage Nigerians from seeking medical care abroad.
He said, “There is no doubt that the establishment of this facility is a step in the right direction as it is geared towards reducing medical tourism and making a significant investment in latest medical technology to offer first-class health care services to Nigerians.
Sanwo-Olu said his administration would not relent in making policies targeted towards achieving effective health care for Lagos State residents. The Medical Director of the hospital, Dr Jimi Coker, said the hospital had made a significant investment in its critical care, urology, neurosurgery, and the new dialysis center.
Coker said the hospital decided to invest in new technologies to fill the gaps in Nigeria’s health care sector, adding that the country had a lot to lose if medical tourism was not checked. He said, “The world is moving towards minimally invasive procedure which is associated with less pain, a shorter hospital stay and fewer complications; Nigeria cannot afford to be behind here.”
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