We want to stop medical tourism in Nigeria – Canadian hospital

The Canadian Specialist Hospital (CSH), Dubai, has declared that it could stop medical tourism through the establishment of a world-class medical facility that “will cater to the tertiary health care needs of Nigerians.”

Speaking while briefing journalists yesterday in Abuja, Mr. Anoop Achuthan, Head of Business Development, Canadian Specialist Hospital, Anoop Achuthan, said the facility “will break new grounds in medical services delivery in Nigeria,” adding that the project “has the potential to reduce the spate of medical tourism among Nigerians as well as provide safe and quality healthcare for Nigerians.”

“The Canadian Specialist Hospital (CSH) is the brainchild of its chairman, Mr. Mohammad Rashid Al Falasi. The aim of establishing a facility in Nigeria is to help curb medical tourism among Nigerians, which is very high at the moment. Though it is not possible to fully stop Nigerians from embarking on medical trips abroad, but we can reduce the trend with the establishment of a world-class hospital, equipped with modern health facilities for diagnosis and treatment,” he said.

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On what CSH could offer to Nigerians, he said: “More than 500 patients arrive at Canadian Specialist Hospitals each day. Today, we are home to more than 30 specialised centres, covering almost every segment of medicine. Our aim is to help the Nigerians for their healthcare requirements.”

Continuing, he said: “The mission of the hospital is to offer state-of-the-art diagnostic, curative and rehabilitative services of International standard and to render comprehensive genetic and prenatal services with evidence-based ethical healthcare for a healthy and happy community. Specialist Hospital is one of the largest private hospitals in Dubai and the institution of choice for referrals from small and medium-sized medical centers that lack some of our specialised diagnostic and treatment facilities. CSH has grown to become one of the most advanced and comprehensive healthcare institutions in the region.

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The Canadian Specialist Hospital (CSH) is the leading multispecialty, acute-cum-critical care referral hospital catering to the tertiary health care needs of the Middle East. It is equipped with world-class facilities and expertise.”

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