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Vedic Lifecare hospital links closure to licence procurement delay

By Gbenga Akinfenwa
09 November 2021   |   3:09 am
The management of Vedic Lifecare Hospital, Lagos, has attributed its closure by the Lagos State Government to the delay in the issuance and procurement of licence to its Indian expatriate medical personnel from the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN).

The management of Vedic Lifecare Hospital, Lagos, has attributed its closure by the Lagos State Government to the delay in the issuance and procurement of licence to its Indian expatriate medical personnel from the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN).

In a statement signed by its Head of Operations, Dr. Tosan Omaghomi, yesterday, the hospital said its applications to the MDCN were submitted earlier and all requirements complied with and were also vetted and endorsed by the Government of India through the Indian High Commission in Nigeria.

It added that the expatriate personnel concerned had now received their licences from the MDCN.

Omaghomi said the hospital was committed to the highest standards of professionalism and ethics and would never jeopardise the health and well-being of any of its patients by engaging unqualified personnel.

He said: “It is important to point out that we have over 17 doctors in our team, all of whom are duly qualified and licensed to practise in Nigeria. The expatriate personnel themselves are all highly-qualified with over 20 to 30 years of experience internationally and all their documents have been endorsed by the medical authorities in India.

“Their applications to the MDCN had been submitted and all requirements complied with.

“Unfortunately, due to reasons beyond our control, MDCN delayed in issuing and procuring the licences.”