Cardiac and Renal Centre Gbagada to Provide World Class Healthcare Delivery

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Martins Ifijeh
The Chief Executive Officer of the Cardiac and Renal Centre, Lagos, Professor Babatunde Green, has stated that the hospital is set to provide a world class healthcare delivery to Nigerians, just as it is done in Europe and the United States of America.

He said the centre boasts of a cardiac catheterization laboratory, angiography care which is a technique where a catheter is inserted into a blood vessel usually in the groin and is guided towards the heart with the assistance of the x-ray imaging.

“Also available is echocardiography, a safe and non invasive diagnostic test that uses frequency sound waves to produce images of the heart and its vessels, and electrocardiography, a diagnostic test to detect abnormalities in the heart rhythm. Patients with complex kidney diseases and urologic conditions can find the full range of treatment options at the cardio-renal centre as our operating time is 24 hours service,” he noted.

According to him, “my company got the concession from the government to operate and run the hospital as a privately run facility. The expectations are high and so is the quality of service we render. Most times, only the rich are able to travel to receive treatment abroad because they can afford it but what of those who can’t? We are however glad that we have a place here where people can get the best they want and they do not need to travel out for care. I have a list of over 20 consultants who have signed up with us including those from abroad coming here to work with us. It’s about quality and by God’s grace, that is all we stand for,”. He added.

He said the centre was exceptionally well equipped to global and best practice standards, adding that the renal support facility features 24 fully equipped dialysis machines. “The open heart surgery service is supported by two anesthetic machines, blood and fluid warmers, a cell saver machine, three intra aortic balloon pumps in addition to numerous other equipment and facilities.

“There are 19 critical care beds (5 ICU beds, 10 coronary care beds and 4 recovery room beds) and the centre offers a 24 hour service with teams of international professional credentials. The centre provides cardiology and cardiovascular care for adults and children with heart diseases and disorders world class cardiologists, cardio-thoracic surgeons and interventional cardiologists,” he noted.

Lending his voice, the Financial Advisor of the project, Frans Ojielu, stated that, “ICMG will mobilize total support including finance and technology to enable Gbagada Cardiac Renal Centre provide cutting edge healthcare delivery in view of the huge savings in foreign exchange (estimated about $1billion annually) that could result if the centre and other centres of excellence begin to provide in-country health care to Nigerians and residents of Nigeria. The project falls into the overall goal of ICMG of assisting in the import substitution programme of the federal government to enhance the value of the Naira.”

The Cardiac and Renal Centre is a tertiary and referral hospital built and equipped by Lagos state and wholly managed by Renescor Health, a private limited liability partnership. It is located in the Gbagada area of Lagos, Nigeria, specialising in comprehensive advanced cardiac and renal care as well as providing state of the art inpatient and outpatient services. It is the first public private partnership in cardio-renal services between a state