A Lagos based hospital, Nidus Aquilae and its proprietor, The Fountain of Life Church, are set to offer secondary and tertiary healthcare to Lagosians, even as it has rededicated the hospital, formerly known as Grace Spring Medical Centre.
Revealing this during the opening of the new phase of the hospital, the Medical Director, Dr. Bode Abass noted that as part of efforts to impact more lives, they have upgraded the hospital to a multi-specialist centre with standard medical laboratories and medical specialists.
According to him, they have also created a benevolent fund for the poor, so that they can as well benefit from the hospital treatment plans.
According to him, the medical centre was initially totally free of charge but the aspiration to expand and include some secondary and tertiary medical services makes it commercialisation inevitable.
“That is why we have created the benevolent fund in which the church contributes 60 per cent and the hospital gives 40 per cent to help pay the bills of the poor ones that will come around but unable to afford the full charges,” he added.
Abass said that though Lagos State was doing well with its mobile ambulance health service provision, it was not enough, adding that Nidus Aquilae will also be exploring ambulance medical service soon.
While speaking at the event, the Senior Pastor of The Fountain of Life Church, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya called on churches, leaders and well-meaning Nigerians to rise to the needs of the people around them.