A hospital moves against medical tourism

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By Martin Umunna


The Management of a Nigerian medical outfit, The Clearview Hospital, has pledged to curb medical tourism by boosting maternal and childcare in the country. Managing Director of the Lekki-based medical facility, Dr. Kunle Ajayi, at the hospital’s fifth anniversary, with the theme: “Celebrating Five Years Of Quality Healthcare Service,” at the weekend in Lagos, observed that the clinic had stood out for mothers and children during pre- and post-conception such as fertility treatment and solutions that include fibroid removal via laparoscopic myomectomy and other factors that aid fertility.

He added: “Others are conception (invitro fertilization treatment) and delivery such as ante-natal programme, Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) services and partnerships that give the capacity to cater to more pre-term babies.” 

Ajayi said to address the issue of cost, which is a major challenge in accessing health care, the hospital partnered with Access Bank Women Community to bring affordable payment plans to cater for gynecological procedures and IVF via a Maternal Health Service Scheme Programme.

Speaking on the efficient workforce, Ajayi explained: “Our structural personnel expansion has given a way for delivery of service with industry’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to give the patient the best care experience, even post-care. This is further reiterating our dedication to quality care and improving customer experience at Clearview Hospital.”
Agitating access to affordable healthcare by students, Group Head, Women (W) Bank Initiative, Access Bank, Mrs. Abiodun Olubitan, explained that patients had been provided with payment plans to enable them pay for quality services.

Abiodun Olubitan


She said: “A service, where patients that have a salaried account or third party salaried account with Access Bank can benefit from an easy repayment plan for their IVF and delivery, as well as gynecological procedures, with just an amazingly low interest rate, long term payment plan and no charge. It is a programme that also gives the advantage to be assisted by a loved one or family member or friend.”

Also speaking on the corporate social responsibility of the hospital, the President of KB Klub, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Abimbola Aiyeyemi, disclosed that the socio-philanthropic organisation of medical students would be partnering with the hospital for the provision of free healthcare services to mothers and children in Lekki and its environs.

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