Reddington inaugurates women’s health centre
Energized by the support of private stakeholders towards the health sector, the wife of the Vice President of Nigeria, Mrs. Oludolapo Osinbajo has commended doctors and private healthcare providers for improving healthcare delivery in the country to bridge the gap in medical tourism.
She said the country’s health sector is faced with several challenges limiting the quality of health services, especially on maternal and women health in general, which has forced many to seek medical care outside the country.
Osinbajo stated this at the commissioning of the Breast and Gynecological Centre, a state-of-the-art medical centre dedicated to women health, by Reddington hospital in collaboration with GE healthcare.
According to her, two of the major health issues women face are fibroid and cancer, which remains one of the leading causes of death among women across the country, adding that to reduce this trend, collective efforts are required both by the private and public sector.
She added that with the contribution of healthcare facilities and equipment by private sectors, made available to advance healthcare of women, there is possibility of alleviating these non-communicable diseases prevalent in women.
“Breast cancer remains one of the leading causes of death among women and it very heart warming that stakeholders in the medical field are now focusing their attention more on it. This high ended facilities would pen the tide of medical tourism outside the country,” she added.
Also speaking, the wife of the Senate President, Mrs. Toyin Saraki, who is the founder of wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA), which focuses on women health and empowerment with private healthcare centres set up in the country, women should take advantage and attend regular medical routine check up to avert occurrence of these deadly ailments common in women.
The wife of Ondo Staee Governor, Mrs. Betty Anyawu Akeredolu, who said she is a 20-year breast cancer survivor urged women to pay attention to their health and go for medical check up if they experience any unusual signs, rather that go spiritual.
She stressed the need for more awareness campaign to educate and enlighten women on the dangers inherent in taking little health issues for granted.
Other women leaders who spoke on cancer and its management include, the wife of the Lagos State Governor, the wife of Oyo state governor, among others.
Speaking on the centre inaugurated, the Medical Director of the centre, Dr. Nnamdi Iwuala, said: “The centre, the first of its kind in Nigeria, serves as a model for the future of women’s health care, by weaving together all-round women’s health services, robust client education and innovative technologies. With our philosophy of providing compassionate and respectful care, The Breast and Gynae Centre will journey with our women through every stage of life – from puberty through menopause and golden years, as we strive to give them the best comprehensive healthcare available.”
The Breast and Gynecological Centre, located in the heart of Victoria Island, Lagos is aimed at providing a full range of high quality and personalized healthcare services ranging through varied aspects of women’s health, including a gynaecology clinic, a breast health clinic, and a women’s wellness clinic
The Centre will also offer services covering fibroid, infertility care, menopausal health, pelvic health, hysteroscopy, and simple office procedures. The breast health clinic will offer services on preventive breast care, curative breast care and aesthetic breast care. The women wellness clinic services will include nutrition and general wellness, hormone wellness, skin wellness, heart wellness, cancer early detection and prevention and optimal-aging wellness.