July 9, 2014

Africa’s 1st cardiac, renal centre takes off in Lagos


LAGOS—Lagos State Government, through Public Private Partnership programme, yesterday officially opened for public use, the first ultra modern cardiac and renal centre in sub Saharan Africa, at Gbagada area of the state.

The centre constructed under the supervision of the state Ministry of Health, designed to handle heart and kidney related disease, also offers out-patient services, diagnostic services, ultrasound, CT scan, Echo cardiography, Stress Electrocardiography, laboratory services, fluoroscopy, ocular investigation for complications from hypertension, diabetes and renal conditions, haemo-dialysis for acute and chronic kidney diseases with 24 dialysis machine, admission for all cardiac conditions that requires hospital stay, critical care in intensive care unit (ICU) and high dependency wards, cardiac catherization, non invasive cardiology, open heart surgery, renal surgery, nursing and diabetic services, rehabilitation services and corporate wellness program.

Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, who disclosed this, said it became necessary, to stop the spate of medical trips abroad as well as build local capacity especially for ailments that should be treated locally but where expertise and facilities were not available to manage them.