SGHD said it would sink the sum of $50m in the project as a means of cutting the costs of travel, lodging and accommodation for Nigerians who frequent the hospital in the Gulf country for medicare, Leadership writes.
Making the announcement in Abuja Thursday, the hospital’s chief consultant cardiac surgery, Dr Basem Duwederi, international business development manager George Davis and the international patient manager, Semira Dikbas, assert that the investment is also with a view to develop the Nigerian health sector and University Teaching Hospitals in terms of medical research and resident programmes for young doctors.
“We are looking for the right partners who can help us get into this market, because, as it is, it is quite new and we have no prior knowledge of the market [Nigeria]. Each country has its own demand for the healthcare, but the demand in Nigeria is one which we feel we need to tap into. The initial investment is going to be $50million, but we can do with some home content and some help from our partners, because of a number of other factors peculiar with the Nigerian market,” disclosed Davis.
Chief consultant surgeon Dr Duwederi added that the hospital covered a wide range of specialties that cover general surgery to complicated cardiac surgery, paediatric surgery and oncologic surgery, gynaecology, IOD and general internal medicine.
“We are a hospital with a strong base and we have the facilities for these areas which I have mentioned. We have the best possible equipment, laboratory, anesthesiology department and the human resources to do this; all we just need is the right support and environment.