Customs Hospital best in Nigeria, says El-Rufai

Customs Hospital best in Nigeria, says El-Rufai

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 6:40 pm


El-Rufai inside the Theatre of the Customs Hospital

El-Rufai inside the Theatre of the Customs Hospital

Looking for the best hospital in Nigeria, with all world standard facilities? Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state has adjudged  the new Customs Hospital in Karu, FCT, the best in the country.

And here is the array of  facilities in the 80-bed hospital, according to the medical director, Dr David Nandap:

* a comprehensive diagnosis facilities, radiology, chemical laboratory endoscope, Scanner and laparoscope.

* well equipped modern external and emergency that will provide immediate care, basic emergency and critical care, including intensive care for the hospital

* two standard modular operating theatres for multi-specialty surgeries and additional day care theatre, intensive care unit and modern central sterilisation supply department.

*the  theatres and the ICU has  central medical gas and vacuum systems while the clinical laboratory is capable of carrying out comprehensive range of laboratory investigations.

*the radiology and imaging department is  equipped with high resolution and permanent magnet MRI machine.

* maternal and child health, infant care equipment, intercom service, fire alarm, close circuit television system

* a modern mortuary

El-Rufai commissioning the Customs Hospital

El-Rufai commissioning the Customs Hospital

In El-Rufai’s estimation, the equipment in the hospital, based in Karu Abuja can match any other in any hospital in the world.

And he has advised the owners , Nigerian Customs Service  to affiliate it with a university and make it a teaching hospital.

“It is the most well equipped hospital I have seen in Nigeria and it is as equipped as any hospital I have seen in the world and I think the Nigeria Customs Service should be commended with this effort.

Abdullahi Dikko Inde, the Comptroller-general of customs who bowed out today said that the hospital would not only cater for the needs of customs officers and families but the entire community in FCT.

“This edifice is the second phase of our medical centre which had been delivering quality healthcare services to officers, their families and the community.

“This facility will also serve as a reference hospital for the entire FCT community,’’ Abdullahi said.

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