SUCCOUR has come the way of Nigerian women who desire the best that is available in obstetric and gynaecological care. This is made possible through exploits of a Nigerian medical expert, Professor Anthony Akinloye Bamigboye, who just returned from South Africa to set up a state-of-the-art health facility in Lagos.
Bamigboye, an ardent researcher and clinician who practices gynaecology and reproductive medicine with special interest in evidence-based approach believes that Nigeria’s high maternal death rate can be addressed through improved healthcare services that are accessible and affordable. Lamenting the problem of poor infrastructure, he said Louismed is the beginning of a process that will soon blossom into an international African brand.
“Loiusmed Hospital envisions to be a Centre of Excellence in Gynaecology and Reproductive medicine and where a partnership with the medical schools will ensure that medical registrars can have skills acquired without clamouring or overseas posting as well as undertake important scientific research.
“We are prepared to assist patients from other hospitals. Our surgical endoscopy unit, that is, unit for key-hole operation otherwise called minimally invasive surgery is quite advanced,” he stated, noting that doctors, nurses and other medical staff at the new hospital are carefully selected in Nigeria and South Africa.
In his keynote address entitled: “The Diaspora and the Future of the Medical Care in Nigeria” , immediate past Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Health, Dr. Femi Olugbile, who x-rayed the current medical care in the country and the need for Nigerians in the Diaspora to get involved by establishing health facilities would restore hope to the nation’s health sector .
Olugbile, who pointed out the huge number of highly skilled Nigerians in medical practice in different parts of the world, stressed the need for these professionals to bring their experience and capital home to create good quality health facilities in the country.
On her part, House Committee Chairman on Diaspora Affairs, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, who was the guest speaker and chairman of the occasion, challenged Nigerians to demand the best from their leaders, especially in the area of health care delivery. She recounted her experience with Professor Bamigboye when she had an emergency gynaecological problem saying, there is need for Nigerian doctors abroad to come back and invest in the country’s health sector.
Dabiri- Erewa encouraged Nigerian medical doctors in diaspora not to be discouraged by insurgency in the country.