Duchess International Hospital will put Lagos on the world health care map — US Consul General

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Duchess International Hospital From left, Chief Executive Officer, Duchess International Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos, Dr Adetokunbo Shitta Bey; physician, United States Consulate, Lagos, Dr. Toyin Adenaike; Ms Unnati Jhingran; and Acting Consul General, US Consulate, Lagos, Mr Bill Bridgeland, during the official visit of Mr. Bridgeland to Duchess Hospital recently.

Duchess International Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos, has continued to attract commendation and admiration from within Nigeria and around the world, for its world-class facilities and highly professional and skilled clinical and allied health personnel since it was commissioned by Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.

Acting Consul General, United States Consulate, Lagos, Mr. Bill Bridgeland on a visit to the Duchess Hospital made this remark.

Summing up his impression after the tour of the hospital, Mr. Bridgeland said: “This is lovely. It’s beyond my expectations, super impressive, state-of-the-art facilities, state-of-the-art personnel. This is going to put Lagos on the world map.”

The US Acting Consul General who has been in Nigeria for just 15 months said he loves Nigeria because the people are friendly and vibrant and there is “so much going on, it is an interesting place.”

While conducting him and his team, which included Dr. Toyin Adenaike, physician, US Consulate, Lagos, on a tour of the facilities, the Chief Executive Officer of the Duchess International Hospital, Dr. Adetokunbo Shitta Bey said the purpose- built 100-bed fully en-suite hospital facility provides primary, secondary and tertiary health care services across a range of specialist and sub-specialty areas.

Dr. Shitta Bey said the hospital is uniquely positioned to solve the problem of access to affordable health care on behalf of local communities and reverse the trend of people traveling abroad for medical treatment.

“The Duchess International Hospital provides an impressive range of advanced and highly sophisticated facilities across a variety of specialties. The hospital, for example, offers the most advanced cardiac catheterization (Cath lab) suite in Africa combined with the requisite international expertise and experience to provide minimally invasive (interventional) cardiological treatments and ‘open heart’ surgery in accordance with global best practice”, Dr. Shitta Bey explained.

Nigerian Tribune gathered that operation and management of the hospital is supported by Apollo Hospitals, India, to help ensure efficiency and quality assurance in the delivery of its services.


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