THE wife of the Vice President, Mrs Oludolapo Osinbajo, has unveiled first state-of-the-art Breast and Gynaecology Centre in Nigeria.
The centre established by the Reddington Hospital Group in Lagos will provide all services relating to women’s health, says the Chief Executive Officer, Reddington Hospital Group, Dr Yemi Onabowale.
Mrs Osinbajo while unveiling the facility, mentioned that the centre would put paid to the resort to other countries for the treatment of breast cancer and other gynaecological issues emphasizing the significance of ending medical tourism by all means in the country.
Speaking she said, “There are many women who need help in areas of breast cancer, fibroid, gynaecology, among others. Reddington has taken a bold step to address this. We should all follow suit and help women in need of healthcare.
“Doctors and health workers are like soldiers, they fight for us so we can live. But like soldiers, they need equipment to work. Reddington Hospital team has fulfilled this by providing world class facilities needed in helping our women.”
Dr Onabowale said as a one-stop centre that the centre was structured to address would not only undertake clinical services, but also the emotional, psychological and the physical issues of the women.
“The idea,” he said “is to offer the most advanced comprehensive and personalised care available. And then put everything under one roof. This is what is lacking in the country, even though there are hospitals focusing on women. Ours will focus on everything woman.
“This Centre will give all-round services in advanced breast care, gynaecological care, primary care, and other specialties such as cardiology, general surgery, ear, eye, nose and throat care,” he added.
Equipment in the centre were advanced technologies with the right expertise carefully selected from the UK, US and Nigeria.
Also speaking at the event, the wife of the Governor of Ondo State, Mrs Betty Akeredolu, who had survived breast cancer for 20 years, enjoined women seek medical, not information about supernatural knowledge about their health.
She said, “I was able to defeat cancer because of early detection. Do not say it is just a lump. If you take it for granted it will continue to grow into cancer cells and spread. By the time you are ready for treatment, it may be too late.”
Speaking, the Medical Director of the Centre, Dr Nnamdi Iwuala, said: “The centre serves as model for the future of women’s health care, by weaving together all-round women’s health services, robust client education and innovative technologies.
The centre will provide a full range of high quality and personalised healthcare services ranging through varied aspects of women’s health. The Women Wellness Clinic services will include nutrition and general wellness, Hormone Wellness, Skin Wellness, Heart Wellness, Cancer Early detection and Prevention and Optimal-Aging Wellness.
At the recent inauguration of the Breast and Gynae Centre in Victoria Island. (from left to right) Dr Paul Crowe, Consultant Interventional Radiologist and Specialist in Fibroid Treatment; Dr Yemi Onabowale, CEO, Reddington Healthcare Group; Mrs Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, First Lady, Ondo State; Mrs Oludolapo Osinbajo, Wife of the Vice President of the Federal Republic of NIgeria; Mrs Dayo Onabowale; Mrs Florence Ajimobi, First Lady, Oyo State