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An Abuja based Indian specialist hospital, Primus International Super Specialty Hospital weekend announced downward review of all its medical charges to 30 per cent, including offer of free consultancy from April 15 to 27, 2013.
The hospital’s management said the decision to crash its fees is part of its corporate social responsibility to open its services and state-of- the art equipment to Nigerian patients, majority of whom could not afford to go abroad.
It was revealed that Nigerian patients who travel abroad for treatment are reported to cost the nation $300 to $400 million in foreign exchange annually.
The Spokesperson for the hospital, Alh Umaru Jibia, said: “the hospital would provide free consultation for conditions such as joint replacement, spine problem, internal medicine and diabetes. Others include urology and Kidney transplant, dialysis, neurology, plastic, cosmetic surgery, and gynaecology amongst others.
“We have discounted our M.R.I, C.T, scan charges by 50 per cent and Radiology, Lab investigations and drugs at special discount to pass on strong message to the masses. The management has also allocated two million naira as reserved fund which will be utilised for treatment of the poor and needy during this health camp,” he said.
It would be recalled that the hospital had earlier conducted free healthcare provision at Wuse, Garki, Deidei and Gudu markets for the traders and public in collaboration with Health and Human Service Secretariat of FCTA.