Why We Set Up Benin Medical Care – LAPO CEO
The Founder, Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) and chairman, Board of Director, Benin Medical Care (BMC), Dr Godwin Ehigiamusoe has explained that he was motivated to set up the Benin Medical Care to address preventable deaths arising from inadequate medical care.
Dr. Ehigiamusoe who disclosed this during the commissioning of Benin Medical Care last weekend also said the facility was establish to address pauperization arising from poor Nigeria selling off assets in order to access quality diagnostic services and medical treatment abroad, particularly India.
Besides, he stated that lack of access to quality health in rural communities also accounted for why the medical facility was set up, noting that the specific objectives of BMC include creating access to excellent medical services to the mass of Nigeria and assembling quality facilities and human resources to deliver superior medical services.
Dr Ehigiamusoe also pointed out that the idea to set up the BMC was to forge strategic partnership with local and international medical facilities in order to continuously offer cutting edge services.
According to him BMC shall in conjunction with LAPO NGO run community Health outreach programmers which major components shall include rural mobile clinics which shall provide opportunities for rural dwellers to have access to basic medical service; mobile phone health service which shall enable patients in remote communities to be reached with basic medical services through digital channels; and community based health insurance scheme through which cost of access to health service will be lowered for needy individuals.In his remarks, Edo State Godwin Obaseki who was special Guest of Honor commended LAPO Founder, Dr. Godwin Ehigiamusoe for establishing the facility which he described as a huge investment that would make Edo State the preferred destination for medical tourism, noting that the facility would definitely reduce medical tourism outside Nigeria.
Governor Obaseki said the medical profession in Nigeria has been hit by brain drain because a lot of our very qualified personnel don’t have facilities to work, so they travel to fulfil their medical dreams abroad but LAPO BMC will check this drift.
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