By Philip Shimnom Clement in Lagos
The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Prof. Adetokunbo Fabamwo has said that the hospital have arranged to begin cancer treatment on a full time basis.
The CMD stated this while receiving course participants of the Senior Executive Course 41 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, in Lagos on Wednesday.
The participants are on a local study tour in collaboration with the development Research and Project Centre (dRPC).
He said the hospital offer range of quality health care services and will want to discourage health tourism by introducing first hand treatment of cancer.
He said, “We have concluded plans to acquire a radiotherapy machine so that cancer treatment can be given here. As you are aware, the President has commissioned the Cancer Centre in Lagos University Teaching Hospital two months back.
“So far we have all the clinical departments including an ultra modern Institute of Maternal and Child as well as an institute of fertility medicine.
“All we are trying to do is to ensure that our ultra modern facilities take care of the teaming urge to travel abroad for medical tourism which is why we have facility managers that will maintain them to last for a very long time,” he added.
Earlier the leader of the team, Dr. Nasirudeen Usman said the tour was to ensure better ways to fast track better health care delivery in Nigeria.