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The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said that private health hospitals in the state will soon be offering affordable healthcare services.

Sanwo-Olu: Private Hospitals Will Soon Be Made Affordable

According to the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, all hands are now on deck in order to ensure affordable healthcare services will be offered in private health hospitals in the state.

He stated this at the maiden anniversary of the Duchess International Hospital, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos.

The governor, who was represented by the Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, said the state Ministry of Health was at the brink of importing expertise which would be spread across private hospitals in the state with the aim of rendering services at affordable prices to patients.

“The Lagos State government will continue to provide the right policy environment and infrastructural support for businesses and healthcare facilities to ensure the state becomes a major destination and hub for healthcare delivery across sub-Saharan Africa. The ministry is working tirelessly to ensure private hospitals are affordable for all in a few days to come. We have a strategic initiative to reverse medical tourism and bring back highly skilled and experienced medical professionals currently in the diaspora, back to Nigeria.”

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He lauded Duchess for positioning itself as a pacesetter in the health sector.

“They’ve gotten what it takes in terms of standard facilities and affordable registration fees and I hope to see more of this in other private sectors,” he said.

Chief Executive Officer of the hospital, Dr. Adetokunbo Shitta-Bey, said the hospital was proud to have successfully conducted a wide variety of routine and complex specialist interventions across a range of specialties and sub-specialty clinical services.

“These procedures have been conducted in specialties such as interventional cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, orthopaedic surgery, gastroenterology and reconstructive plastic surgery, including a complex twelve-hour breast reconstruction operation following successful surgical treatment for breast cancer, performed within the first few weeks of commencing services.”