Nigeria-Dubai partnership for health promises optimal services

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

As part of efforts to boost the health sector, Nigeria has partnered with The Dubai Healthcare Authority (DHA) to ensure Nigerians get quality services in the country. The partnership would see medical expertise from Dubai come to Nigeria to render their services, thereby lessen the burden of Nigerians moving abroad for treatment.

Director Medical Tourism Council, Dubai, Dr. Layla Mohamed Al Marzouqi, said that the partnership entails exchange of knowledge and experience and it is of mutual benefit for both countries. Al Marzouqi revealed that the Nigerian government is dedicated in facilitating the road show as they have already discussed with the Military and Police hospitals to exchange expertise in terms of neurosurgeons, plastic surgeons and also coming from Dubai to do operations for patients, who the hospitals have arranged and then the complicated cases, will be taken back to Dubai for treatment.

She added: “We are to strengthen the partnership and develop more collaboration, it is a win- win end situation for both of us, the Brian, the expert, in the terms of operations we do. We are not competing with anyone we are just unique in services we provide and also outstanding. We get easy connection with Nigeria, its quite closer. There are direct and regular flights, our national carriers fly to Nigeria very often and the visa can be issued within 48 hours once your medical report is presented and it is renewable after three months.”

Source: The Guardian (link opens in a new window)

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