President Bola Tinubu has approved the immediate upgrade of key health infrastructure and equipment across all six geo-political zones in line with his administration’s vision of overhauling the health and social welfare sector.


In a statement by his spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, the President directed the Federal Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in collaboration with the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) to carry out the comprehensive upgradation of cancer-treatment infrastructure and other critical developments in six tertiary hospitals across several geopolitical zones.


The hospitals marked for the establishment of oncology and nuclear medicine centres per facility include University of Benin Teaching Hospital. Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, University of Nigeria (Nsukka) Teaching Hospital, Federal Teaching Hospital, Katsina, University of Jos Teaching Hospital and Lagos University Teaching Hospital


The statement also listed ten critical health care service expansion projects across the fields of radiology, clinical pathology, to be delivered within 12-18 months, in order to reduce mortality rates, create considerable employment opportunities for clinical, administrative, and managerial personnel across Nigeria’s six geo-political zones.

February 16, 2024

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