Friday, September 16, 2022

NSIA seals healthcare expansion agreements with three state govts, five Federal Medical Centres

The Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), yesterday, took another significant step toward providing citizens with access to world-class healthcare, by signing agreements for the expansion of its Diagnostics and Oncology Expansion Programme.

The authority, through its NSIA Healthcare Development and Investment Company (NHDIC), entered into eight collocation agreements in total.

This will include lease and collaboration agreements with three Federal Medical Centres and three state governments under phase one of the expansion.

The state governments are: Enugu, Kaduna and Kwara, while the selected, medical centres include Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital Bauchi; Usman Dan Fodio University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto; Federal Medical Centre Asaba, Delta; University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Akwa Ibom and University College Hospital Board of Management. Oyo state.

The event was attended by the NSIA Managing Director, Uche Orji; Deputy Governor of Enugu State, Lolo Cecilia Ezeilo; representatives of governors of Kwara, Kaduna states and medical directors of the teaching hospitals.

The broader goal of the programme is to establish, in two phases, a portfolio of 23 diagnostic centres, seven catheterisation labs and two oncology centres across Nigeria.

Pursuant to these agreements, funds will be deployed to build, equip, maintain, and operate catheterisation labs in Kwara, Oyo, Sokoto, Bauchi and Delta states; build, equip, maintain, and operate private modern medical diagnostic centres in Enugu, Kaduna, Kwara, Akwa Ibom, Oyo, Sokoto, Bauchi and Delta states; and build, equip, maintain, and operate an oncology Centre for advanced radiotherapy treatment.

Each centre will run as a joint venture between NSIA and the respective tertiary hospital, to ensure timely and efficient delivery of services.



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