Nigerians To Receive World-Class Medical Attention
Source: Champion Newspaper, Nigeria
BY: Malachy Uzendu
Even as government is set to tackle dwindling medical facilities in the country, a consortium of Indian medical experts, Metro Hospital and Cancer Institute has offered to provide needed medical expertise to Nigerians in severe medical situation., Read More
Chief Operating Officer of the body, Atul Gandotra while briefing medical doctors in Abuja explained that the group has world-class referral facilities in India where all forms of complicated ailments could be referred for treatment.
According to him, the Metro Group of hospitals headed by Dr. Pushottam Lal, has packaged excellent medical facilities in India and would avail any Nigerian, irrespective of status or class, the facilities at considerably cheap rates.
He told them that from their research findings, Nigerians suffer and die from all forms of treatable ailments, which if patients suffering from such ailments had availed themselves of the medical expertise and facilities at Metro hospital in India, several avoidable deaths would have been recorded.
Listing their areas of specialisation as pathology, microbiology, radiology, echocardiography, stress echocardiography treadmill test, vascular Doppler/plethysmography and headup tilt tests, among others, he added that pulmohology and gastroenterology examinations would easily be carried out in the hospital while incidental ailments would be completely treated.
On related heart diseases, Gandotra stated that the hospital has facilities for preventive cardiology, interventional cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, electrophysiology and other forms of heart complications.
“Metro hospital was established with the vision and philosophy to provide utmost level of health care to common man who are deprived of standardized and affordable health care.
“A group of NRI physicians under the leadership of Padma Vibhushan Dr. Purshottam Lal, a pioneer of interventional cardiology in India, started Metro Hospitals and Heart Institute in Noida, in June 1997, followed by various hospitals in NCR region, Meerut, Hardiwar and Gujarat”.
Explaining further, he told the medical experts that cancer and heart diseases are major killers worldwide, especially in India, but added that the state-of-the-art medical facilities provided by their hospital “has provided well equipped and advanced facilities to deal with various heart and cancer diseases by the faculty of highly renowed doctors of international repute”.
He added that to cope with the challenges, MCHI has a 155-bedded institute comprising of two tertiary care units, with support of allied services which focuses on prevention, early detection, comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation.
He insisted that once initial diagnosis and medical history of the most complicated heart or cancerous problems is made available to them, the hospital would stop at nothing until the patient is fully recovered.
“With the goal of combating cancer and cardiac diseases, various activities have been organised like preventive health check-ups with are extended to lower income groups, through regularly conducted health check-up camps at the door steps of the community.
“Regular continued medical education programmes keeps the medical fraternity updated with recent advances in the field of medical sciences and approved by the ethical committee as per national and international guidelines before implementation,” he stressed.
He called on Abuja residents to avail themselves of the opportunity of Metro medical facilities, stressing that other ancillary services abound in the hospital which he stressed, intends to open an office in Nigeria.