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FG Puts Up 52 NNPC's Hospital For Commercial Use To Curtail Medical Tourism by BeeBeeOoh(m): 6:49am On Sep 28, 2018
Baru: Move’ll curtail medical tourism

The Federal Government has put up 52 hospitals belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for commercial use in a new template to curtail loss to medical tourism in the country.

The NNPC, which confirmed this yesterday, added that the move was part of a major national healthcare intervention project, designed to halt medical tourism to foreign destinations through the provision of state-of-the-art hospitals and diagnostic centres across the country.

The corporation, in a medical venture plans, has set a five-year gestation period for the project to achieve substantial impact in Nigeria’s healthcare delivery system.

The healthcare project is in three parts. The first is Occupational Health designed to specifically service NNPC staff, their dependents and retirees. All current NNPC clinics fall under this scheme and are presently being upgraded to reflect the new realities.

The second scheme involves some key NNPC hospitals like the erstwhile Abuja International Diagnostic Centre (AIDC) and the Benoni Hospital in Benin City, which are being equipped to service both NNPC staff and outsiders because of their projected excess capacity.

The third leg of the medical project, which has been designated as ‘new business’, involves locations where state-of-the-art hospitals and diagnostic centres will be constructed on NNPC’s unutilized lands in Kaduna, Mosimi and Port Harcourt for commercial purposes.

NNPC Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, said he was delighted by the development being spearheaded by the NNPC Medicals, saying the project would impact on the bottom line of the corporation in the long run.

Baru affirmed that apart from the financial benefits the project promises, it also underlined the progress being made in the transformation efforts to reposition NNPC as a fully integrated company of the future.

The state-owned oil firm further informed that the icing on the cake is the erstwhile Abuja International Diagnostic Centre, which is being reconfigured to assume the status of a national flagship medical mall.

Upon completion, the centre will warehouse top class health care providers in cardiovascular, oncology, renal dialysis, radiology and lab services.

The dream is essentially to make AIDC a hub for other clinics through telemedicine.

This process allows the remote delivery of healthcare services, such as health assessments or consultations with the support of telecommunications and information technology infrastructure. It will enable the healthcare providers to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients without the need for an in-person visit.

Dr. Babatunde Adeniran, Chief Operating Officer, NNPC Ventures, said the new-found medical vision was modelled as well as inspired in part by successes recorded in other jurisdictions like Saudi Arabia, where the state oil company, Saudi Aramco, partners John Hopkins to provide best medical care for its staff and residents of other Middle East countries.

"NNPC has 52 clinics/hospitals, the largest network of healthcare facilities in Nigeria which is enough capacity for us to build on, upgrade the facilities and achieve our commercialization dream. The aim is to reduce to zero, medical tourism and the accompanied capital flight with a view to retaining the money in Nigeria while also improving NNPC’s revenue,” he said.

Musa Shaibu, veteran Occupational Health Physician and Managing Director of NNPC Medical Services Limited (NMSL), said that the corporation was harnessing its strong brand name and market place identity to achieve remarkable results in the pursuit of medical excellence.

“The NNPC name is huge, it is a golden name and as we are going into healthcare delivery in the name of NNPC, it is going to be a huge advantage. Don’t forget that, over the years, because we have been in the practice, we have interfaced with the best in healthcare delivery across the world. We know what to do and how to achieve result,” he said.

https://newtelegraphonline.com/2018/09/fg-puts-up-52-nnpcs-hospitals-for-commercial-use/

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Re: FG Puts Up 52 NNPC's Hospital For Commercial Use To Curtail Medical Tourism by Racoon(m): 6:52am On Sep 28, 2018
Havent these hospitals & our teaching/general hospitals been there before The exception is that Mr.President is not among the intent for this.Useless government.

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Re: FG Puts Up 52 NNPC's Hospital For Commercial Use To Curtail Medical Tourism by Nobody: 7:01am On Sep 28, 2018
will this stop Buhari from travelling out? or will it stop his son from going for check up after his accident? abegiii

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Re: FG Puts Up 52 NNPC's Hospital For Commercial Use To Curtail Medical Tourism by Esseite: 7:04am On Sep 28, 2018
The problem is not the hospitals but:

Eg; Aso-rock hospital not having paracetamol despite N3.2bn budget allocation..

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Re: FG Puts Up 52 NNPC's Hospital For Commercial Use To Curtail Medical Tourism by BeeBeeOoh(m): 7:11am On Sep 28, 2018
OneSentence:
will this stop Buhari from travelling out? or will it stop his son of going for check up after his accident? abegiii
This is what we call Impossible Happening Tense

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Re: FG Puts Up 52 NNPC's Hospital For Commercial Use To Curtail Medical Tourism by Adekdammy: 7:14am On Sep 28, 2018
Will president buhari use it? No.

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Re: FG Puts Up 52 NNPC's Hospital For Commercial Use To Curtail Medical Tourism by gaby(m): 7:33am On Sep 28, 2018
The President should lead by example here and be the first major patron of this initiative to end his medical tourism.


He should be made the Anti-Medical Tourism Czar or Anti-Medical Tourism Ambassador.


Those in favour say aye....those against say nayyy

The ayes have it....We are going on recess until further notice

Enjoy my siggy

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Re: FG Puts Up 52 NNPC's Hospital For Commercial Use To Curtail Medical Tourism by tstx(m): 7:43am On Sep 28, 2018
Medical tourism can never stop... Even if we bring top notched medical machines and the likes. People go still prefer to travel yonder for medical checkups.. our master is always first. We are a colony for a reason. 10 Peculiar Things That Rich And Poor People Use Entirely Differently



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Re: FG Puts Up 52 NNPC's Hospital For Commercial Use To Curtail Medical Tourism by SamOgasco(m): 7:43am On Sep 28, 2018
Nice one!
Re: FG Puts Up 52 NNPC's Hospital For Commercial Use To Curtail Medical Tourism by BadiratT: 7:43am On Sep 28, 2018
For who
Re: FG Puts Up 52 NNPC's Hospital For Commercial Use To Curtail Medical Tourism by kalvoken(m): 7:43am On Sep 28, 2018
grin

Buhari right now

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Re: FG Puts Up 52 NNPC's Hospital For Commercial Use To Curtail Medical Tourism by seyigiggle: 7:44am On Sep 28, 2018
Now i know the president is not a Nigerian

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Re: FG Puts Up 52 NNPC's Hospital For Commercial Use To Curtail Medical Tourism by benben1000: 7:45am On Sep 28, 2018
Until they perform open brain surgery on Buhari in one of these hospitals, televised on National TV live without generator, don't go there.

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Re: FG Puts Up 52 NNPC's Hospital For Commercial Use To Curtail Medical Tourism by deebsman1(m): 7:45am On Sep 28, 2018
Good one but we need much more

Our fellow country people expects miracles but no miracle is coming. It is when we started having pluses one after one and one that we will start to have real development. If we want development, we should learn to work it together rather than be experts at criticisms.
Re: FG Puts Up 52 NNPC's Hospital For Commercial Use To Curtail Medical Tourism by Jossyroyal1: 7:46am On Sep 28, 2018
That's a great move

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Re: FG Puts Up 52 NNPC's Hospital For Commercial Use To Curtail Medical Tourism by Chykeboss(m): 7:46am On Sep 28, 2018
Another avenue to divert fund undecided



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Re: FG Puts Up 52 NNPC's Hospital For Commercial Use To Curtail Medical Tourism by lonelydora: 7:47am On Sep 28, 2018
Story! Akuko!

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Re: FG Puts Up 52 NNPC's Hospital For Commercial Use To Curtail Medical Tourism by seguno2: 7:47am On Sep 28, 2018
OneSentence:
will this stop Buhari from travelling out? or will it stop his son of going for check up after his accident? abegiii

Yes oh. It will stop Baba from going to London for treatment. grin
Re: FG Puts Up 52 NNPC's Hospital For Commercial Use To Curtail Medical Tourism by MexxIT(m): 7:48am On Sep 28, 2018
Will d Presidency or our politicians use it? Infact do NNPC bigshots use it demselves? Why is dis govt intent on fooling itself and some Nigerians.. D same President and his Family who cannot make use of a whole Aso Rock Clinic with all its National budget... Are any of d NNPC clinics specialist hospitals?

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Re: FG Puts Up 52 NNPC's Hospital For Commercial Use To Curtail Medical Tourism by BruncleZuma: 7:48am On Sep 28, 2018
grin grin grin grin

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Re: FG Puts Up 52 NNPC's Hospital For Commercial Use To Curtail Medical Tourism by ednut1(m): 7:48am On Sep 28, 2018
Will PMB use it Nope

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Re: FG Puts Up 52 NNPC's Hospital For Commercial Use To Curtail Medical Tourism by omoiyalayi(m): 7:50am On Sep 28, 2018
Racoon:
Havent these hospitals & our teaching/general hospitals been there before The except is that Mr.President is not among the intent for this.Useless government.

Wat re u sayin exactly

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Re: FG Puts Up 52 NNPC's Hospital For Commercial Use To Curtail Medical Tourism by abbaapple: 7:51am On Sep 28, 2018
angry
Re: FG Puts Up 52 NNPC's Hospital For Commercial Use To Curtail Medical Tourism by Pabloosas(m): 7:51am On Sep 28, 2018
angry
Re: FG Puts Up 52 NNPC's Hospital For Commercial Use To Curtail Medical Tourism by QueenEsther1: 7:52am On Sep 28, 2018
Hoping for a better Nigeria.
Re: FG Puts Up 52 NNPC's Hospital For Commercial Use To Curtail Medical Tourism by ifyalways(f): 7:52am On Sep 28, 2018
Rubbish. Yet tomorrow Buhari and Yusuf will be flown to London

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Re: FG Puts Up 52 NNPC's Hospital For Commercial Use To Curtail Medical Tourism by 9japrof(m): 7:52am On Sep 28, 2018
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Re: FG Puts Up 52 NNPC's Hospital For Commercial Use To Curtail Medical Tourism by computerglobal(m): 7:52am On Sep 28, 2018
ifyalways:
Rubbish. Yet tomorrow Buhari and Yusuf will be flown to London

grin
Re: FG Puts Up 52 NNPC's Hospital For Commercial Use To Curtail Medical Tourism by markidoo(m): 7:53am On Sep 28, 2018
will lifeless go there??

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Re: FG Puts Up 52 NNPC's Hospital For Commercial Use To Curtail Medical Tourism by Whothecapfits: 7:54am On Sep 28, 2018
We will
Re: FG Puts Up 52 NNPC's Hospital For Commercial Use To Curtail Medical Tourism by Priye007(m): 7:55am On Sep 28, 2018
Brainless government. I thought they promise to put air conditions in the sky? Change Nigeria to be like U S A. Furuwe.

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