Emeka Okwuosa, a Nigerian philanthropist, has built a world-class cardiology centre in Oraifite, Ekwusigo Local Government Area, Anambra State, Nigeria, to strengthen the country’s health care sector.
After many decades of medical tourism and visits to the West by many Nigerians and Africans in general that amounts into millions of dollars on a yearly basis, a decline might be expected to set in as the Dame Irene Okwuosa Hospital has been unveiled in Nigeria.
Okwuosa who named the hospital after his mother declared that the hospital’s first open heart surgery was free to the first 20 Nigerian selected patients. The surgery was done in collaboration with specialists from the Voom Foundation Cardiology center in the United States.
According to Oseloka Offor who is the media and community mobilization manager, “The facility’s first open heart surgery is free of charge for Nigerians, irrespective of where you come from, championed by the founder, Sir Emeka Okwuosa, a philanthropist, who loves giving back to the society, to help Nigerians.”
The multi-million-dollar hospital is set to be an investment that will bring more advancement in medical sciences in automated surgery procedures and critical care management in Nigeria.
Offor also noted that in grand scheme of things, the hospital is expected to become a teaching hospital that will be a grooming ground for talented medical practitioners in Nigeria and create employment opportunities for youth
According to reports, the new facility is equipped with modern oxygen beds, high-definition CT scan, automated ventilators, Digital Cath Lab, state of the art theaters and other world class equipment that are used in major surgeries