Atiku part­ners Saudi-Ger­man hos­pi­tal on 100-bed hos­pi­tal

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Haf­sah Abubakar Matazu

A for­mer vice pres­i­dent, Atiku Abubakar has en­tered into part­ner­ship with the Saudi Ger­man Hos­pi­tal in Dubai to es­tab­lish a 100bed hos­pi­tal and re­fer­ral cen­tre in Abuja.

This was made known after a meet­ing with mem­bers of the man­age­ment of the Saudi Ger­man hos­pi­tal led by Dr Ra­jeev Kaushal.Atiku said the joint project will not only re­duce the num­ber of med­i­cal trips em­barked by Nige­ri­ans, but also pro­vide job op­por­tu­ni­ties.

“My meet­ing with the del­e­ga­tion the man­age­ment of Saudi Ger­man Hos­pi­tal led by Dr Ra­jeev Kaushal over joint part­ner­ship with our com­pany, West Africa Health-Care Com­pany of Ltd for the es­tab­lish­ment of a 100-bed hos­pi­tal in Abuja, was very fruit­ful. The joint ven­ture that we have em­barked upon prom­ises to break new grounds in med­i­cal ser­vices de­liv­ery in Nige­ria,” Atiku said.

He said the 100-bed hos­pi­tal will not only have world-class fa­cil­i­ties but also give Nige­ri­ans more skills in the med­i­cal field.

Dr Kaushal who led the Saudi Ger­man Hos­pi­tal del­e­ga­tion, said the World Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion said over 72,000 Nige­ri­ans die from cancer yearly due to poor med­i­cal ameni­ties and treat­ment.

He said “The hos­pi­tal we are propos­ing to build will have all the fa­cil­i­ties needed for com­pre­hen­sive treat­ment of most non­com­mu­ni­ca­ble dis­eases, es­pe­cially cancer.”

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