The State House Clinic Abuja said on Thursday that it will maintain a strong collaboration with an Apollo Hospital, India to bring relief to Nigerians suffering from cancer, kidney and heart disease.
The Medical Director in charge of the State House Clinic, Dr. Munir Yakasai, said this in an interview with State House Abuja correspondents.
He said a team of specialist doctors from the Delhi-based hospital are already in Abuja to provide free medical consultation on malignant cancer, end-stage heart failure and cures as well as kidney transplant.
“It’s a friendly medical collaboration and it’s been going on for a long time, for almost 6-7 years now. We have noticed that many Nigerian patients travel to India for treatment.
“Some of them are of course our patients and we noticed that among these hospitals in India Apollo Hospital was one of the best so far and we got good response and feedback and every time that we send our patient there, he/she comes back much better,” he said.
He said the need to understand India’s response to national health emergencies and ensure quality healthcare delivery informed the collaboration with Apollo Hospital.
“Apollo Hospital contacted us a few years ago, when they came to introduce us to their hospital, they gave lectures and some of our employees were sent to India, where they spent up to six weeks in receive free training.
“It’s something that we really appreciate and from time to time they come and give us talks and if we have a question that needs their attention, we introduce these patients and they then see here, so it’s a good collaboration “, did he declare. .
Also speaking, Chief Visiting Physician Dr. Varun Sukhija said that Apollo has the largest group of hospitals in India with over 73, adding that the collaboration with State House Clinic is mainly aimed at exchanging knowledge with Nigerian doctors.
“Our mission in Africa is always a knowledge exchange program. We do not want a situation where patients have to travel to India for treatment. We are creating a pathway through which there will also be an exchange of knowledge with Nigerian doctors. »