Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said that the state government will partner private healthcare service provider, Cedarcrest Hospital, in driving the stateâ€™s Primary Healthcare reforms.
Governor Obaseki said this when he received the Medical Director, Cedarcrest Hospital, Abuja, Dr. Felix Ogedegbe, at the Government House, Benin City.
The governor said the state government is driving reforms to improve the standard of healthcare delivery in the state, with a grand-plan to re-vamp the healthcare system and attract investors.
He said, â€œThe aim of our reforms is to improve the healthcare system and provide access to quality healthcare to Edo people. A wing of the specialist hospital was built with the objective to partner with private healthcare providers, who have the experience and resources to collaborate with government to provide better medical care. This is expected to end medical tourism.â€
Obaseki commended Dr. Ogedegbe for establishing a medical hospital of international standard in Abuja, noting, â€œSimilar investment can be replicated here in Edo through collaboration with the state government. Edo State prides itself as a state with capable human resources. We are proud to identify with Dr. Ogedegbe to deliver excellent healthcare.â€
On his part, Dr. Ogedegbe applauded Governor Obaseki for providing leadership capable of transforming the state, adding â€œCedarcrest Hospital is ready to partner with the state government to provide complex, surgical and medical procedures. We have the resources to save the countryâ€™s foreign exchange and end medical tourism.â€
He added, â€œCedarcrest is reputed for providing quality healthcare services to prominent Nigerians and we are open to replicating similar services here in Edo State and to review how we can provide quality and affordable healthcare services in the state.â€