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Lagos kidney and renal facility launched

19 March 2015, 08:03Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The newly-launched Cardiac and Renal Centre at the State’s University Teaching Hospital Annex in Gbagada is envisaged to reverse the human capital flight from the country's health sector.

Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola has officially commissioned the facility.

He said with the establishment of the hospital, some Nigerians working abroad had signified their intention to take up appointment at the hospital.

The governor disclosed that the Consortium Managers of the hospital is made up of Nigerian and American cardiac and kidney specialists.

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The 32 medical staff already on ground include seven Nigerians hitherto based abroad who have come home permanently while another twelve also in the Diaspora have signed to come to the hospital in rotation, he said.

Some 50 Nigerian specialists in diaspora have also agreed to be coming on permanent rotation to the hospital, Fashola added.

He said the major complaint he received from Nigerian medical professionals abroad during his travels was that although they were willing to return and practice at home, there was gross lack of medical facilities and equipment needed to work effectively as obtains in hospitals abroad.

The new centre has 24 dialysis bed stations, 20 beds for recovery and general ward use, two high dependency wards with five beds for patients who have come out of intensive care, five beds for patients in intensive care and four post-surgery beds.

- CAJ News


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