By Chinyere Amalu
ABUJA – A healthcare services provider Apollo Hospital Enterprise Ltd, has planned to invest $150-175 million to set up five speciality hospitals for children, four in India and one likely in Nigeria, by 2011.
A statement made available to Vanguard by the Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria Mahesh Sachdev, quoted the Chairman of Apollo hospital in India, Prathap Reddy as saying, â€œIf the government has health as a priority and if they had given the stimulus for health, we would have probably created tremendous employment potentials.
â€œStill we have plans to open at least five more paediatric hospitals. Four of the 100 bed hospitals, costing 430-35 million each on average, will be in India, and another childrenâ€™s hospital may be set up in Nigeria over the next 18-24 monthsâ€, he added.