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Medical centre takes free medical consultation outreach to NAN

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( ) Primus International Super Speciality Hospital, Abuja, on Thursday, took a free medical consultation outreach to Nigeria News Agency to create awareness on health issues.

Dr Tony Momoh, the Medical Superintendent of the Hospital told that the outreach was part of its social responsibility.

He said that the hospital was a standard and specialised centre for the treatment of complicated health issues and surgeries.

“The purpose of establishing the hospital here is to prevent people from the stress of traveling abroad when they can get same treatment in the country.

“We have various areas of medicine, we have specialist in general surgery, microscopic, laparoscopic surgeries, dialysis section and 10-bedded Intensive Care Unit among others.

“Our services are very affordable compared to the standard of the hospital,’’ Momoh said.

Alhaji Umaru Jibia, the Hospital`s  Head of Public Relations Unit, said that they have been holding periodical consultations where people can have free access to the consultants.

According to him, the hospital management do this every four months in the hospital and then we go out to create awareness on our services.

“We have been to several establishments like Church,  Nigeria Immigration Service office, UN office in Abuja, prisons, custom offices and markets.’’

Also speaking,  Dr Sunny Ukachukwu, the Managing Director of the Hospital, said part of their challenges was competition from other standard hospitals in the country.

“The major challenge has been re-encompassing, considering that medical sector is being neglected for a very long time in this country and government is not really supportive.

“The encouragement from the government is not much as it is being pronounced because of that, so many of our people don’t really believe that better things can come out from this country.

“People believe that without travelling abroad, you can never be okay, but we try as much as possible to let people know that the skills, the expertise, we also have them  here in the country,’’ he said.

The medical director noted that medical tourism can only be discouraged if government curbs corruption and strengthens institutions in the health sector.

report that 97 members of staff of the agency benefited from the free medical checkup for different .

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Edited by Joseph Edeh

 

 

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