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Why CBN supported Reddington to set-up Duchess Hospital – Emefiele

 

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Admin l Wednesday, July 27, 2022

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LAGOS, Nigeria – The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has said that the Duchess International Hospital, Ikeja, owned by the Reddington Hospital Group which successfully carried out leg surgery on Vice President Osinbajo recently is an exemplary model of Federal Government intervention through the CBN, in providing world class health facility in Nigeria to discourage medical tourism abroad by Nigerians.

Mr Emefiele made this statement at the press briefing following the recent Monetary Policy Committee meeting held in Lagos. While responding to questions from the media regarding CBN intervention funds in healthcare, the CBN Governor used the Reddington Hospital and Duchess International Hospital as examples of where the Central Bank of Nigeria has supported Nigerian healthcare institutions in building local capacity towards the reversal of medical tourism which costs Nigeria billions of dollars annually.

Emefiele  thanked  the Vice President for choosing to have his surgery done locally  in Nigeria, setting an exemplary example, and for the confidence he reposed in our healthcare system.

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Reacting to the CBN Governor’s statement, the Group Medical Director of Reddington Hospital, Dr Olutunde Lalude, explained that the Reddington Healthcare Group established the Duchess International Hospital Ikeja as a unique brand to promote access to affordable world-class healthcare for all Nigerians with its strategic location just 10 minutes drive  from the Lagos airport and less than 90 minutes by air from Abuja and all state capitals in Nigeria.

n demonstrating affordability, Dr. Lalude  emphasized that it  cost  N5000 for a patient to register and see a Doctor at the new Duchess International Hospital. This has been made possible due to the impact of the CBN intervention fund in establishing the hospital.

Lalude  thanked the CBN Governor and Access Bank Plc for all their support in building our local capacity and transforming our healthcare institutions.

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