Nigeria seeks West-African patients

The Evercare Hospital Lekki in Lagos is seeking to be a preferred treatment destination for citizens of Nigeria and for inbound medical tourism across the West African region and beyond.

The Evercare Hospital Lekki officially commenced operations in March 2021.

With the hospital’s range of specialty services, it believes it is well-positioned to be a trusted healthcare partner and preferred destination in Nigeria and the West African sub-region.

Claiming to be the first of its kind in the Nigerian private healthcare sector, the Evercare Hospital Lekki is a 165-bed, purpose-built, multispecialty tertiary care hospital, providing care across a range of specialty medical and surgical services.

It is a member of the Evercare Group, an integrated healthcare delivery platform operating in growth markets across Africa and South Asia, including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kenya, and Nigeria. Evercare Group’s portfolio includes 30 hospitals, 16 clinics and over 75 diagnostic centres.

Evercare Hospital aims to be at the forefront of advanced clinical care in major specialties, including mother and child, cardiac sciences (including interventional cardiology and cardiac surgeries), oncology (surgical and chemotherapy), minimal access surgeries (neurosurgery, orthopaedics, general surgery, paediatric surgery, and gynaecological surgery), critical care (adult, paediatric & neonatal) as well as emergency and trauma.

The hospital has said it is determined to significantly improve the healthcare sector in Nigeria, by focusing on delivering value-based, accessible, high-quality care that will focus on tertiary care. Evercare claims also to have developed a robust plan for local and international training of doctors, nurses, and allied staff.

The Nigerian Healthcare system is losing over US$1billon dollars a year to outbound medical tourism, with 30,000 Nigerians going abroad for treatment.

One of the areas of complaints by the public about healthcare in Nigeria is that it is relatively expensive. Evercare has said it is seeking to drive down the cost of healthcare delivery, through highly competitive pricing. It has also partnered with local and international health insurance companies.