Central Lender of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has explained the Duchess Intercontinental Clinic, Ikeja, owned by the Reddington Clinic Team, which carried out leg surgical procedure on Vice President Yemi Osinbajo not too long ago, is an exemplary design of the Federal Government’s intervention by means of the CBN in offering earth-course overall health facility in the nation. This would discourage clinical tourism by affluent Nigerians who desire to look for healthcare acre abroad, he added.
Emefiele produced this assertion at the briefing next the new Financial Policy Committee assembly held in Lagos. While responding to issues from the media on the CBN intervention funds in healthcare, the CBN Governor applied the Reddington Hospital and Duchess Intercontinental Medical center as examples of exactly where the apex financial institution has supported health care establishments in developing nearby ability towards the reversal of healthcare tourism which charges Nigeria billions of dollars annually.
He thanked the Vice President for selecting to have his surgery finished in Nigeria, setting an exemplary instance. This is a measure of self-confidence the VP reposed in our healthcare program.
Reacting to the CBN Governor’s assertion, the Team Health care Director of Reddington Medical center, Dr Olutunde Lalude, defined that the Reddington Health care Team recognized the Duchess Global Hospital, Ikeja as a unique manufacturer to promote obtain to affordable globe-course healthcare for all Nigerians with its strategic spot just 10 minutes’ travel from the Lagos airport and fewer than 90 minutes by air from Abuja and condition capitals.
In demonstrating the hospital’s affordability, Lalude emphasised that it expenses N5000 only for a affected individual to sign up and see a doctor at Duchess Global Hospital. “This has been built attainable thanks to the influence of the CBN intervention fund in establishing the healthcare facility,” he stated.
He thank the CBN Governor and Obtain Financial institution Plc “for their assistance in creating our nearby ability and reworking our healthcare establishments.”