A medical facility at the Duchess of Lagos Hospital has reaffirmed its commitment to providing affordable world-class healthcare to Nigerians.
Provided to fist The hospital’s chief executive, Dr Adetokunbo Shitta-Bey, made the remarks on Tuesday on the first anniversary of the Ikeja Hospital in Lagos.
Shitta-Bey added that the hospital is determined to reverse the trend of foreign medical tourism.
Part of the statement read: “The hospital’s priorities include: Building trust in the healthcare system, providing high-quality, affordable services to Nigerians, and reversing the trend of medical tourism abroad.
“Registration as a patient at the Duchess International Hospital costs N5,000, as is N5,000 for a consultation with a specialist family doctor,” Shitta Bey added.
Reflecting on the achievements of the past year, the CEO said the hospital is proud to have successfully performed a variety of routine and complex specialist interventions across a range of specialist and sub-specialty clinical services, including complex 12-hour breast reconstruction. Surgery was performed within the first few weeks of starting services last year after breast cancer surgery.
He added: “Over the past year, we have been privileged to bring joy and fulfillment to the lives of ordinary Nigerians by providing life-saving treatment and to restore hope in what is often a very difficult situation.”
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, represented by Health Commissioner Prof. Akin Abayomi, said that the Lagos State Government will continue to provide businesses and healthcare institutions with the right policy environment and infrastructure support to ensure that Lagos becomes a sub-Saharan A major destination and hub for healthcare services in the South African region.
He further noted that Lagos State has developed a strategic initiative to reverse the medical tourism industry and bring back to Nigeria the highly skilled and experienced medical professionals currently in the diaspora.
Professor Abayomi praised the achievements of the management and staff of the Duchess International Hospital over the past year, as well as the hospital’s tremendous contribution to providing affordable and quality healthcare to Lagosians.