SGH Group Plans Nigerian Centres
The Group’s Business Planning Manager, Iftakhar Asfi, who announced this recently during a dinner to introduce the hospital and its offerings to Nigerians at Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos, said the plan would materialise within the next few months.
According to him, the intention of the Group is to make its excellent medical services available to Nigerians who cannot afford to visit their state-of-the-art facilities in Jedda, Aseer, Riyadh, and Madinah all in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Sanaa in Yemen; and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
He said: “We have been treating people from Africa in the last 25 years. Our president is a humanitarian, so apart from the business part, he thought about serving this part of the global community. We have an office in Nigeria and we are planning to have our full time office in Uganda and Kenya. And later on, we are also planning to have our own small hospital in Nigeria and then go for expansion later on.”
He added: “There are many Nigerians who cannot afford to go to other countries to get the treatment. But if we are available here, they could get a very high-class treatment with best technology and personnel. That is our major aim. But we are planning. We are at the strategic level right now.”
On the services of the SGH Group, Asfi noted that it is a multi-specialty hospital. “It is a one-stop shop hospital. Many patients that come to our hospital don’t know the problem they have. They might come for an orthopaedic treatment and during diagnosis it would be seen that they have a heart problem. So, patients get all sorts of treatment from our hospital; the hospital does not send patients anywhere for any form of treatment. Everything form of treatment from top to bottom is available in our hospital. We have all sorts of treatment and technology.”