The American Hospital Abuja, GE Healthcare (USA) and Edifice Capital of France have earmarked a$73 Million (N11 billion) to build the Hospital for women and children.
Speaking at the event in Abuja recently, the Minister of Health, Prof, C. O. Onyebuchi said he was particularly elated about the agreement noting that the MoU will go down in history indicating that the Federal Government is not paying lip service to public Private Partnership which is the surest way to provide social amenities to the populace.
In his welcome address, the Director of America Hospital Limited (AHL), Dr. Tunde Ayeni said that the proposed hospital will provide American standard of high quality health care and promote medical tourism in Nigeria.
He explained that the hospital will focus on traditional curative approach to medicine, preventive medicine prevalent in Sub-Saharan Africa like malaria, sickle cell disease and AIDs.
The Chairman/CEO, General Electric(GE) Global, Mr.Jeff Immelt in his remark said that attention will be given to training of Nigerian doctors, Residents and Medical students and allied health professionals who will return to their communities to practice American standard of health care service.
The proposed project will be implemented in four phases but the initial focus will be on phases 1 and 2. Patient’s referral base will however not be limited to Nigeria but will be inclusive of Sub-Saharan Africa.
Project 1 is American Specialist Hospital for Women and Children, Project 2 is American Medical Diagnostic Imaging &Medical Centre, Project 3 is the American Specialist Hospital(Centre of Excellence for Internal Medicine, Cardiology, cancer, Stroke, Diabetes and Hypertension) ,and Project 4 is American University of Medical Science (Aumedsc).