Lagoon Hospital on Wednesday 17th July in Lagos, launched it’s newly acquired state of the art equipment in advanced medical care for Lagos residents and other part of Nigeria to help reduce medical tourism.
Chief Medical Director of Lagoon Hospital, Dr. Jimi Coker said the hospital in its quest to utilize the latest technology has made significant investment in its critical care Urology, Neurosurgery and the new dialysis centre at its Ikoyi facility.
He noted that the Lagoon Hospital’s choice to invest hugely on these new technologies was borne out of the need to fill the gaps within our countries health care sector, adding that “it is is a strategic decision by our hospital with the aim to reduce medical tourism.” According to him, “if this continues unabated Nigeria stands to lose up to USD 1 billion in revenue.”
With some of the latest equipment acquired by the hospital which includes the Holmium Laser and its accessories for the minimally invasive treatment of kidney and urethral stones along with latest equipment in the treatment for enlarged prostate condition like the bipolar prostate resectoscope, which is the first of its kind in Nigeria will be handled by well trained and qualified personnel.
He stated that Lagoon Hospitals embarked on the expansion of its critical care unit to 12 beds which will provide comprehensive multidisciplinary care for critically ill patients leveraging on the services of experienced intensive care physicians, surgeons, nurses, physiotherapists and many more.
Permanent Secretary for Health in Lagos, Dr. Titilayo Goncalves who represented the Governor, said that Lagos State government will on its own part give maximum support to the private sector in any form of technological advancement that will add value to the health sector. She also disclosed that the government will remain committed to the attainment of sustainable health care delivery as qualitative health care delivery is part of the administrations priorities.
She however congratulated Lagoon hospitals for investing heavily on the equipment and facilities aimed at saving lives, building capacity of health workers and helping to curb medical tourism.