To improve healthcare experience and promote medical tourism, the Lagos state government on Wednesday approved the development of a Medical Park worth N49 billion.
The facility would serve as a one-stop shopping medical experience offering space to primary care physicians and in-house specialists, as well as ancillary services. The medical park hopefully will provide a full spectrum of excellent high technology cutting edge medical and diagnostic services as well as cater for general and specialized medical services tailored to meet the medical needs of residents and Nigeria at large.
When completed, the park would be first of its kind in Nigeria and is expected to be built and completed in 20 months starting from the day of construction.
Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, the state commissioner for health, Jide Idris, said the park would be sited at the former Lagos State School of Nursing in Ikoyi, Lagos.
Idris said approval had been given to Medipark International Ltd. Consortium US, to develop, construct, manage and operate the medical park, adding that the consortium was shortlisted from 16 companies that responded to an expression of interest. He said:
“It gives me great pleasure to announce that after the receipt of a Certificate of Compliance from the State Public Procurement Agency and a final presentation today to the Executive Council of Lagos State, Approval has been given to Medipark International Limited Consortium which comprises of Medipark International Limited, Cleveland Clinics Ohio USA, St. Barnabas Healthcare System New Jersey and American Hospital Management Company Washington DC to be the developer to construct manage and operate a Medical Park.”
“It is a joint venture arrangement with the state government; the huge bulk of the money is coming from the consortium while the government is putting down the site as equity.”