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Lagos Hospital Aims to End Medical Tourism with Cutting-Edge Facility

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Lagos, Nigeria – A new hospital in Lagos hopes to reverse the trend of Nigerians seeking medical treatment abroad by offering world-class and affordable healthcare services.

The Iwosan Lagoon Hospital, located in Victoria Island, was officially unveiled on Wednesday by the governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who praised the facility as a significant step towards improving the lives of the communities.

The 27-bed multispecialty hospital, which is part of the Iwosan Lagoon Hospital group, has a team of global experts and advanced technology-driven medical equipment. It also boasts of being the group’s Center of Excellence for Cardiology, with a focus on clinical expertise and customer experience.

Reversing medical tourism

According to the Nigerian Medical Association, about 5,000 Nigerians travel abroad every month for medical treatment, spending an estimated $1 billion annually. The main reasons for this are the lack of adequate infrastructure, equipment, personnel, and quality standards in the local health sector.

However, the Iwosan Lagoon Hospital aims to change this narrative by providing high-quality and accessible healthcare to Nigerians, reducing the need for medical tourism, and ultimately strengthening the Nigerian medical landscape.

The Co-Founder and CEO of Iwosan Investments Limited, Fola Laoye, said: “Our vision at Iwosan Lagoon Hospitals is to build a consistently patient-first, world-class healthcare service network that will enrich our communities and alleviate any healthcare burden in Nigeria. Our goal is to ensure healthcare facilities are within reach thereby reducing the need for medical tourism, and ultimately strengthen the Nigerian medical landscape.”

A legacy of excellence

The Iwosan Lagoon Hospital group has a proud legacy of excellence since its inception in 1986. Through Iwosan’s acquisition of Lagoon Hospitals, the group has embraced a responsibility to elevate the group to new heights, leveraging its investment to deliver high-quality and world-class health care.

The group offers a comprehensive range of services, including General Surgery, Critical & Emergency Care, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics & Neonatal Intensive Care, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics & Trauma Cardiology, Bariatrics, Oncology, Urology, and Nephrology, Diagnostics including Radiology and Laboratory, Health Assessment & Wellness, Worksite Clinic Management.

The new facility in Victoria Island is the latest addition to the group’s network across Ikeja, Ikoyi, and Victoria Island, as well as its Occupational health footprint across Agbara, Otta, Ikorodu, and other parts of the country.

The Managing Director of Iwosan Lagoon Hospital, Victoria Island, Dr. Ayobami Kuyoro, said: “Our goal is to ensure a highly experienced, well-rounded, and diverse team, poised to support the advancement of medical care across Nigeria and reduce the need to travel internationally for healthcare treatment.”

The Iwosan Lagoon Hospital Group is committed to employing and retaining local talent while also developing skill sets through international expertise. The group also aims to leverage its partnerships with renowned institutions such as Johns Hopkins Medicine International, GE Healthcare, and Philips Healthcare to enhance its capabilities and standards.

The launch of the Iwosan Lagoon Hospital in Victoria Island is a testament to the group’s dedication to providing convenient and accessible healthcare across the country. It also reflects the group’s vision to transform the medical landscape, reverse medical tourism, and deliver quality healthcare services to Nigerians.

The governor of Lagos State, Mr. Sanwo-Olu, expressed his joy over the facility, describing it as another step toward reversing medical tourism. He said: “This hospital embodies the critical need for quality healthcare throughout Lagos and Nigeria, its opening marks a significant step towards improving the lives of our communities.”

The Iwosan Lagoon Hospital in Victoria Island is now open to the public and ready to serve the health needs of Nigerians with excellence and compassion.

Source: Vanguard 

 

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