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Turkish Group, Nigeria seek collaboration to end medical tourism

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Turkish Health Care Group, Lokman Hekim led by her CEO Alpher Incoez has paid a courtesy visit to her Nigerian counterpart, Finance, Investment Healthcare Ltd, (FIT Healthcare Limited) in Lagos, to seek collaboration to end medical tourism in Nigeria.

In a press briefing held yesterday at Movenpick hotel, Ikoyi, Dr. Michael Ileka, Chairman, FIT health care, said the visit of their Turkish partners is very instructive coming at a time Nigeria is going through economic constrains, he stated that their presence highlights the importance of building strong relationship required to make the project successful. Again, he said, Lokman Hekim Health Group will share their wealth of knowledge and experience which will help play vital role in eco-system that prioritizes patients care, innovation, community well-being and shared vision of the state of the arts medical tourism facility while delivering a world class medical tourism in Nigeria, to serve Africa and other foreign countries of the world.

Ileka reiterated the fact that FIT Group of companies which is building the first medical city in Nigeria are privileged to have one of the largest private hospitals in Turkey which is quoted in the Turkish top market as technical partners and operator.

“FIT Group of companies is building the first medical city in Nigeria are privileged to have one of the largest private hospitals in Turkey which is quoted in the Turkish top market as technical partners and operator.”

While the Turkish group boasts of information, accreditation and certification that its operation meets world-class safety and quality standards, Nigeria Partner has 250-bed-multi specialty hospital which will be supported by the 150-bed Hilton hotel, in the midst of 1000 residencies, all located in a 1.2metre square meters of land along Enugu Port Harcourt international airport way, Enugu in Enugu state; chairman stated.

CEO of FIT Healthcare Limited, Chief Loretta Aniagolu expressed satisfaction with the modus operandi of Lokman Hekim Group while extoling their virtues as one of the best in medical tourism whose presence in Nigeria would bridge the gap of medical tourism in the country.

Again, she observed that the costs of embarking on medical tourism to foreign countries is expensive, and then agrees that this collaboration is a great testament of good thing to come to Nigerians because cost of seeking for medical tourism would be reduced drastically. She also reiterated the fact that their choice of a Turkish established hospital is because about 25 years ago, Turkish hospitals were at the verge of collapsing before a transformation which we all see today became a resolve, dedication and commitment of some Turkish diaspora professionals who changed the narratives and made a huge success of the system; she informed.

Not only did they diaspora change, they worked in unity and become one of the destinations for health care treatment for people; she therefore said “We want to partner with people who understand where we are coming from to show us the right way, because our collaboration with them is instructive, their business models make sense to us. Aniagolu also adds that they have about 9-hospitals, operate outside Turkey in difficult areas with great vision of ultimately building a medical city which is the first of its kind in Enugu, Enugu state, Nigeria.


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