Osibajo’s decision to have done surgery in Nigeria restores confidence in healthcare system – Emefiele says

Osibajo’s decision to have done surgery in Nigeria restores confidence in healthcare system – Emefiele says

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has said that the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osibajo’s decision to have his surgery done in Nigeria has set an example, and restored confidence to the country’s healthcare system.

Speaking during a press briefing on Wednesday, Emefiele explained the reason why a hospital like Duchess International Hospital, Lagos  where the surgery was done was established.

He said it is an exemplary model of Federal Government intervention through the CBN,  in providing world class health facility to discourage medical tourism abroad by Nigerians. 

Also, responding to questions on the CBN intervention funds in healthcare, he cited the Reddington Hospital and Duchess International Hospital as examples of where the Central Bank of Nigeria has supported Nigerian healthcare institutions in building local capacity towards the reversal of medical tourism which costs Nigeria billions of dollars annually.

Similarly, the Group Medical Director of Reddington Hospital, Dr Olutunde Lalude, explained that the Reddington Healthcare Group established the Duchess International Hospital Ikeja as a unique brand to promote access to affordable world-class healthcare for all Nigerians with its strategic location just 10 minutes drive  from the Lagos airport and less than 90 minutes by air from Abuja and all state capitals in Nigeria.

In demonstrating affordability, Dr. Lalude  emphasized that it  cost  N5000 for a patient to register and see a Doctor at the new Duchess International Hospital. This has been made possible due to the impact of the CBN intervention fund in establishing the hospital.

Lalude  thanked the CBN Governor and Access Bank Plc for all their support in building our local capacity and transforming our healthcare institutions.

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