The Everlasting Secretary, Federal Ministry of Well being, Mahmuda Mamman, has mentioned that the newly constructed most cancers centre on the College of Maiduguri Educating Hospital, Maiduguri, Borno State, would finish medical tourism in Nigeria when accomplished.
Mamman acknowledged this on Wednesday in Maiduguri when he led officers of the ministry on an inspection tour to the instructing hospital on initiatives/programmes, particular interventions and COVID-19 launched funds’ efficiency from 2020 to 2021.
He mentioned UMTH is main the revolution of the nation’s well being sector being undertaken by the current administration with the cutting-edge amenities on the hospital’s disposal such because the trauma centre, new most cancers and kidney centres in addition to obtainable manpower, that are altering the face of well being service supply in Borno and the Northeast sub-region.
Mamman famous that UMTH is without doubt one of the only a few instructing hospitals which have ample and trendy medical amenities within the nation, including that when it comes to most cancers therapy, the UMTH is able to help most cancers sufferers not solely from the Northeast sub-region however throughout the nation.
He mentioned, “The UMTH most cancers centre is without doubt one of the finest. It’s developing as a brand new centre that’s beating the pattern of those who exist already within the nation. Together with the kidney centre, when they’re lastly accomplished and put into use, they are going to cut back medical tourism by Nigerians to different international locations.
“When we have now Nigerians going overseas to fulfill Nigerians treating them, why can’t they keep right here in Nigeria and deal with Nigerians.”
The Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Professor Ahmed Ahidjo, mentioned the most cancers centre had gulped over 5 billion naira and when accomplished, it is going to be the most important most cancers centre in sub-Saharan Africa.
The CMD additionally revealed that the hospital had already begun analysis into kidney illness, simply because the hospital was researching into different fields of drugs and well being care.
“To this point, we have now spent over 5 billion naira to construct the most cancers centre and the most cancers therapy amenities.
“The largest most cancers centre in Nigeria as of immediately is on the Lagos College Educating Hospital. It was constructed at the price of N12bn naira, however the one we’re constructing would be the greatest and it is going to be in a position to deal with most cancers sufferers from each a part of the world.
“We now have additionally invested N50m donated by the state authorities as analysis grant to the hospital to allow us to conduct analysis in kidney illnesses which are prevalent within the Northeast,” Ahmed Ahidjo added.
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