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FMC Ebute Metta expands services, begins specialised care – MD

Dr Adedamola Dada, the Medical Director of Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Ebute Metta in Lagos State, says the hospital has started giving specialised care to further expand its services to patients.

Dada, who disclosed this in an interview with the N…


Dr Adedamola Dada, the Medical Director of Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Ebute Metta in Lagos State, says the hospital has started giving specialised care to further expand its services to patients.

Dada, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday,

said the specialised care included laparoscopy and pin hole surgery.

NAN reports that laparoscopy is an operation performed in the abdomen or pelvis, using small incisions with the aid of a camera, while a pin hole surgery is a minimal invasive treatment for gum recession.

He said: ‘We have started some highly specialised care and services and one of it is the laparoscopy surgery.

‘We also have the pin hole surgery.

‘We sent some doctors to learn these techniques, and they are already back and they have been able to do many abdominal surgeries with very minimal pain and quick recovery.

‘Usually when patients undergo surgery, the abdomen is open through incision but rather than doing that, we use technology to transmit
the entire arrangements of the abdomen to a camera.

‘A surgeon is able to operate on a patient through this technology and we have been able to do a lot of abdominal surgery with this technology.

‘Some of the surgeries include appendicitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, and endometriosis, as done in other climes.’

On other strides the hospital achieved in the last one year, the medical director said the hospital is currently building a cancer centre to ensure more people have access to care.

He added that a new clinical building inaugurated in January had expanded the hospital’s bed space to 420 beds and also featured its In vitro fertilisation (IVF) centre.

‘We are building a cancer centre which is going to be one of the best in West Africa; we have gone to the UK to do pre-shipment inspection of equipment so we can match specification with production.

‘We have built the outpatient component of the cancer centre, the bunker is ongoing, and in a couple of months, Nigerians will have access to it and this
will revolutionise cancer care in the country.

‘We are in the stage of equipping our IVF centre and we also constructed our trauma ward within the one year of this present administration.’

According to the medical director, the hospital is guided by the four key policies of the President Bola Tinubu-led administration to achieve the feats in the last one year.

He said the policy centred on good governance, unlocking the value chain, health security and strengthening the health sector.

Source: News Agency of Nigeria