President Goodluck Jonathan has said the Federal Government was collaborating with America’s General Electric (GE) to build world-class health facilities across the country.
The President revealed this while commissioning the Nigeria-Turkish Nizamiye Hospital, in Abuja.
“To further stimulate investment in the health sector, we have also signed a country to company investment memorandum of understanding, with General Electric (GE),” he said.
“Under this platform, a number of world-class diagnostic and treatment facilities are currently being developed in Abuja, Lagos and other locations across our country.
“Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, government is committed to the provision of improved healthcare for all Nigerians.
“To this end, a high Level National Committee of Experts constituted by the Federal Government, under the chairmanship of Mr. Tony Elumelu, is working assiduously to develop a network of improved modern healthcare infrastructure,” he added.
He said the commissioning of the Nigeria-Turkish Nizamiye Hospital represented another important landmark in the existing cordial relations between Nigeria and Turkey.
“I am glad to note that our relationship is steadily growing into several facets of our national economy, including the education and health sectors,” Jonathan said, adding, “I would like to congratulate the Management Board of Nigeria-Turkish Nizamiye Hospital for this noble project, which represents a significant investment in our health sector.”
A tour of the 80-bed hospital showed that it was equipped with modern facilities that would cover medical areas like radiology, urology, paediatrics, cardiology, pharmacy and neurosurgery, to mention a few.
Medical Director of the hospital, Dr Mustafa Ahsen, said the hospital was built to deepen relations between Turkey and Nigeria, away from business into health matters, adding that like any other private hospital, the Nigeria-Turkish Nizamiye Hospital was affordable to all.