ABUJA TOP NINE HOSPITALS CELEBRITIES RUSH TO
With the government taking serious stance against medical tourism, Nigerian hospitals are the better for this .
Prior to the Buhari administration taking steps to.stop Nigerian government officials from travelling abroad, some Nigerian hospitals have carved a niche for themselves by putting in place structures that would stand the test of time, bringing in expatriates from all over the world and this have been consistently growing the heeslty she for years. It is instructive to note that when some years ago, a serving Governor was involved in fertile accident, he was treated in an Abuja hospital and eventually did not have to travel abroad for Medicare.
That explains a little about the capability of Abuja hospitals.
Bamidele Ogundana brings you ten of the hospitals celebrities like Judges, senior government officials, businessmen and women run to in Abuja right now and we also try to tell you why these hospitals are being patronised by them.
NISA PREMIER HOSPITAL
Long before issues of intro- fertilization became the order of the day for all hospitals, an Abuja doctor had been working on this and he had carves a niche for himself. Today, his hospital, NISA, is one of the most renowned when it comes to conception, though other hospitals are also making names in this regard, he is miles ahead. A look at the list of consultants in NISA Hospital employ indicates that most of them are either gynecologists or into family related medicine with a sprinkle in other fields.
Like NISA Premier, DIFF Hospital gained a lot of influence as a result of fertility related problems it was able to solve for women. It has also become popular over the last few years as a place where family health problems especially pediatrics are handled effectively.
The Nzamiye hospital is an 80- bed capacity hospital that is equipped with modern medical diagnostic equipment for emergencies, with well-trained residents and Consultants in Cardiology, Dental Clinic, Neurology, Neuro Surgery, Anathesiology, Algolgy, Physiotherapy, Dietician, Ophthalmology, General Surgery, International Medicine, Paediatrics, Urology, Orthopaedics, ENT, Radiology, Infectious diseases, obstetrics and gynaecology. It however claims to place priority on humanitarian services more. In spite of these celebrities frequent the place.
Cedacrest Hospital is another place celebrities go to for their health related problems. They are known names when it comes to Cardiology, Neurology, Nephrology, Rheumatology, Oncology and Haematology.
Alliance hospital is one hospital that has in its short time been able to make its own mark. It is well known when it comes to surgeries of various kinds, though it is widely believed that many of the experts involved are flown into the country specifically for such jobs and are not permanently on ground.
Medimax like many others also prides itslf in assisted conception, gynecology as well as pediatrics. They are relatively new in the city but they also have a strong showing as some top civil servants also frequent the hospital.
The National Hospital is the only government owned Hospital on this list especially because it has the men. At a point, it was the reference point for all hospitals in the country but over the years due to non-maintenance of its facilities, many have deteriorated. It still has the manpower however and a lot of celebrities still flock there especially to seek first hand information on their ailment before they move on to other places.
PRIMUS INTERNATIONAL SUPER SPECIALIST HOSPITAL
Primus International Super Specialist Hospital is located outside Abuja city centre at Karu unlike other hospitals on this list. But then, what it offers, none of the others offer not only in terms of manpower but also in terms of quality expertise who are on ground. The hospital is fully equipped with 1.5 Tesla MRI, Multi Slice CT Scan, Digital X-rays, Mammography, Ultrasound, TMT/Echo, world Standard Intensive Care Unit etc.
It would be recalled that some years back, a serving Governor had a fatal accident and was taken to the hospital. He was admitted and discharged to resume his normal duties after undergoing a successful surgery. It could also be recalled that during 2015 election campaign, the victims of collapsed TAN stage in Niger State were treated in the hospital. The hospital have Specialists on ground for consultation on Joint & Hip Replacement, Spine surgeries, General Surgeries, Internal Medicine, Gynaecology, ENT, Ophthalmology, Dental as well as other complicated surgeries in Abuja. Not only that, they offer other services like fully automated laboratory with blood bank, Physiotherapy, 24 hours Pharmacy, Prosthetics & Orthotics, and other sensitive health related issues. Undoubtedly, Primus Hospital is like bringing all the others together under one roof.
What their patients lose by coming out of the city to their location in Karu is gained in the number of experts that are constantly on ground to provide quality and affordable health care services to them.
DR HASSAN HOSPITAL
The Dr Hassan Hospital was built on the name and reputation of the owner of the Hospital who was born in the country by a medical doctor father. He has over the years, during his practice in the Northern part of the country built a long list of clients for himself and these have ensured that his hospital remains a place for celebrities.