Health management companies to invest in cancer and kidney hospitals


The Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority NEPZA says two health management companies are set to invest in world-class cancer and kidney hospitals respectively.

The Managing Director of NEPZA, Prof. Adesoji Adesugba revealed this while receiving officials from Citizens Health Limited and Brown Brommel Medicals in Abuja.

Adesugba said dozens of potential anchor tenants seeking to establish world-class hospitals and pharmaceutical industries in the new Special Medical Free Zone in the Lekki area of ​​Lagos signal the gradual end of unnecessary overseas medical tourism.

The NEPZA boss described the development as the realization of a common dream, adding that the Authority was working to use the Special Medical Zones to end decades of medical tourism by Nigerians abroad.

According to him, frequent and sustained medical trips abroad by citizens continue to seriously damage the economy.

Adesugba explained that the newly approved Special Medical Zone located in Lekki was attracting the expected attention.

He further stated that the huge area overlooking a large expanse of water and isolated swamps grouped together by the Lekki Quadrant of the Lagos Free Zone, the Lekki Free Zone, Dangote Free Zone Companies as well as the Alaro City Free Zone made it a hot spot for investment chains.

Adesugba promised that the Authority was ready to relax the perceived strict rules to ensure the comfort of anchor tenants.

“The Lekki Special Medical Zone will be competitive as we work towards the concentration of world-class hospitals there. We are looking for anchor tenants to lead this revolution,” noted Adesugba.

“Already, dozens of potential investors have come knocking on our door, so you are welcome to collaborate with us.

“Hope you know the location is one of the best locations in the country with great opportunities for other business chains ranging from transport/logistics, power, real estate development, tourism/ hotels, among others.

“We are also open to the arrival in the zone of world-class pharmaceutical companies to serve Africa and the rest of the world from Lekki. The prospect of the area is unimaginable,” he added.

Brown Brommel Medicals Vice President Brain Barnes said the company had come to explore the possibility of setting up a modern integrated diagnostic and dialysis center in the area, adding that the center proposed to sit on 10 acres of land would also provide various medical services.

Barnes, who was represented by Mr Chris Obuekwe, group chief executive, said the company was delighted to take advantage of the country’s free trade area scheme, adding that citizens deserved the best medical services the world could. can provide.

A director of Citizen Health Limited, Cynthia Okirie, said the company aims to take advantage of free zone incentives to transfer needed health technology and services to the country.

She explained that Citizen Heath Limited UK was known for its competence in cancer treatment and management, adding that the Lekki Special Free Medical Zone would serve as an ideal launching pad for improving the health sector in Nigeria.

Nneka Ukachukwu

Health management companies to invest in cancer and kidney hospitals

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