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Investment authority partners three states on healthcare

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The Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority on Thursday signed agreements for the expansion of its Diagnostics and Oncology Expansion Programme.

The authority, through its NSIA Healthcare Development and Investment Company, signed eight agreements.

According to a statement made available to our correspondent in Abuja, the agreements include Lease and Collaboration agreements with three Federal Medical Centres and three state governments under the first phase of the expansion

The statement partly read, “The state governments are Enugu, Kaduna and Kwara states while the selected medical centres include Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi; Usman Dan Fodio University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto; Federal Medical Centre Asaba, Delta State; University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Akwa Ibom State; and University College Hospital Board of Management, Oyo State.

“The event was attended by the Managing Director, NSIA, Uche Orji; the Deputy Governor of Enugu State, Cecilia Ezeilo; representatives of Governors of Kwara, Kaduna states and Medical Directors of the teaching hospitals.

“The broader goal of the programme is to establish, in two phases, a portfolio of 23 diagnostic centres, seven catheterisation labs and two oncology centres across Nigeria.

“Pursuant to these agreements, funds will be deployed to build, equip, maintain and operate catheterisation labs in Kwara, Oyo, Sokoto, Bauchi and Delta states; build, equip, maintain and operate private modern medical diagnostic centres in Enugu, Kaduna, Kwara, Akwa Ibom, Oyo, Sokoto, Bauchi and Delta states; and build, equip, maintain and operate an oncology Centre for advanced radiotherapy treatment.

“The investments are expected to build new and upgrade these institutions to modern medical centres and significantly enhance Nigeria’s ability to treat Non-Communicable Diseases.”


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