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LAPO Commissions Benin Medical Care (BMC) & Diagnostics Centre

Nigerians yearning for a better and innovative health care delivery system can now heave a sigh of relief with the inauguration of  the ultra-modern Benin Medical Care (BMC) and Diagnostics Centre by Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO).

The official commissioning held in the presence of the Executive Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki on Friday, November 1st 2019 at the Hospital Complex located at 53, Adesuwa Grammar School Road, Off Sapele Road, Benin City, Edo State.

The BMC is the latest addition to the group of vibrant semi-autonomous institutions addressing myriads of socio-economic and health challenges confronting poor and vulnerable people in target communities across the country.

Amulti-speciality 60-bed hospital with a well-resourced diagnostics centre in terms of equipment and personnel, it is set to address diverse health challenges in Nigeria through cutting edge technology and patient-centric approaches obtainable in advanced countries of the world. The medical center is no doubt a fulfilment of the age-long dream and mandate of LAPO to improve the health status of Nigerians.

Health services available at the medical facility includes In-and-Outpatient Care with Specialist Clinics, Family Health, Paediatrics, Oncology, Surgery, Nephrology, Optometry, Dentistry, Assisted Fertility Services, Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Diagnostics services include CT Scan, Laboratory, Mammography, Fluoroscopy, X-Ray, MRI, amongst others.

The purpose of the BMC intervention is to address preventable deaths arising from inadequate equipment; poor diagnosis and lack of essential drugs as well as stop further pauperization of Nigerians who are forced to sell off their assets to raise funds to access quality diagnostic services and medical treatment abroad.

Specifically, the BMC seeks to create access to excellent medical services for the mass of Nigerians; assemble quality facilities and human resources to provide excellent medical services, forge strategic partnerships with leading international medical facilities to continuously offer the best technology and medical treatment within Nigeria as well as retrain its staff periodically.

The hospital is the response of LAPO to the poor indices in the health sector, which has contributed to short life expectancy and health tourism by the elites. The hospital will build partnerships with other health facilities to provide care for the people and will collaborate with LAPO to develop and deploy innovative programmes to reach rural dwellers with quality but affordable health care services.