Are Nigerians getting value for their money in healthcare? No, says the Chairman, Brighthope Specialist Hospital Limited (BSH), Prof Rotimi Jaiyesimi. According to him, Nigerians deserve quality healthcare but the university teaching hospitals and General Hospitals are not providing that.
Jaiyesimi, who spoke at the inauguration of BSH in Ikeja, Lagos, said the patient deserves the best treatment because without them there cannot be a hospital. The setup is centred on them, he added.
He said the private sector should be at the forefront of healthcare because the government cannot do it alone, hence the need for public-private partnership (PPP). The availability of quality care, he said, would stop the people from seeking treatment overseas, adding: “Our mantra at BSH is to provide quality service to the patient.
Commander, Nigeria Military Medical Corps, Major General Shina Ogunbiyi said the hospital is a one-stop-shop healthcare facility as it was built based on the current World Health Organisation’s concept of curative and preventive services in the same place. He said the presence of hi-tech equipment and personnel will ensure that patients get the high quality treatment and as such curb health tourism. “I am fascinated with the paperless system. Everything is electronically organised. The e-record will ensure that accurate information on the patients is received when needed,” Ogunbiyi said.