‘Euracare wellness centre will help reduce medical tourism’
Medical experts, including the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has said the inauguration of Euracare Wellness Centre will help reduce foreign exchange lost due to medical tourism.
Abayomi, who is also a public health physician, at the inauguration of the state-of-the-art Wellness Centre in Victoria Island, Lagos, commended the management of Euracare for their thoughtfulness in investing into preventive care and described the center as a magnificent one.
He said: “The facility is a state of the art modern Wellness Centre which provides more than eight areas of medical intervention ranging from a dialysis centre, electromagnetic stimulation therapy, infusion therapy, health screenings, dietician corner and specialist consultations.
“I was glad to see that the paradigm of the wellness centre is one of preventative medicine and overall wellness as it caters for the physical, emotional, mental and overall wellbeing of patients under one roof.
“Facilities such as this are making Lagos the exotic capital of medical care and Mr. Governor in person of Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu is determined to make Lagos the medical tourism destination of Nigeria and by extension West Africa and hopefully Africa.”
Abayomi said the facility operates on high standards and also pays attention to details, which invariably culminates to total wellness. “I was impressed by the digitization system put in place for record keeping and movement of information in a secure manner between departments in the hospital and with patients,” he said.
The commissioner said Lagos State government would continue to create an enabling environment for the private sector to flourish and for Lagos residents to enjoy the benefit of the standard health facility that is offered.
“I congratulate the whole team of Euracare Wellness Centre and I hope that more developments are welcomed in the health sector for the betterment of our health system,” he said.
Managing Director, Euracare, Mr. Pieter Slabberts, said the company is an institution with a vision to be at the forefront of healthcare in Nigeria and to provide world-class medical services to patients without the stress and expense of international travel.
Slabberts said some of the major reasons why the centre was established in Nigeria are to reduce medical tourism amongst Nigerians, help keep Nigerians healthy as caring for the sick should not be the only priority.
He said the mission of the centre is to offer corporate companies and insurers efficient healthcare solutions for their employees and customers and to make available to physicians a technologically advanced and optimised work platform.
Centre Manager, Dr. Busola Ayelowo, described that the Euracare Wellness Centre as a state of the art facility that has come to bridge the gap and reduce medical tourism. “It attracts people from all over to come to the centre for world-class wellness services,” she said.
Ayelowo added: “Wellness is rising as a priority and Euracare Wellness Centre is here to meet that need. The centre will always provide the highest standard of professional care while addressing the individual and specific needs of each patient.
“At our wellness facility, we incorporate innovative technology and convenience to not just treat symptoms, but also to keep people healthier.”
She said Euracare, which is a subsidiary of the Eurapharma group, already has a specialist hospital in Lagos and the wellness centre is a welcome expansion for all those who are interested in living a healthy lifestyle. “It boasts of more than seven areas of medical intervention that will be available to patients now that it has been launched. Some of which are health screenings, which offers services like laboratory testing and X-Ray, general medical, where you can receive physical examination by our expert doctors, specialist consultations, for more serious medical conditions, electromagnetic stimulation therapy (EMS), which is the latest in physical therapy to repair damaged muscles and rapidly improve muscular strength or help your weight loss journey, infusion lounge, for health boosting intravenous treatment that rapidly restore and repair your body, wellness coffee shop, with a world-class menu where you can connect with others and replenish yourself, laboratory, X-ray, stress ECG, Echo and ultrasound,” Ayelowo said.