WorldStage News | India to establish cancer, eye hospitals in Abuja – NAN
India Government said it will establish two specialist hospitals in Nigeria to meet the medical needs of over 20,000 Nigerians who travel to the country annually for medical checkups.
Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Ajjampur Ghanashuam, who disclosed this at the celebration of the 66th India Republic Day 2015 in Abuja, said the two hospitals would specialise in cancer and eye treatments.
He said India was renowned for advancement in medicine and that the country was prepared to make the same high quality medical service available to Nigerians.
“We are establishing the hospitals to bring our medical treatment closer to the numerous Nigerians who have had to travel to India for medical treatments,” he said.
The envoy said such lives could have been saved if there was direct flight , but pointed out that with the hospital in Nigeria, emergency cases would access medical needs in few hours.
“Presently, there are no direct flights between Nigeria and India. Travellers are currently forced to connect flights in Addis Ababa, South Africa or Dubai.
He however gave an assurance that the high commission was working with the relevant Nigerian authorities to ensure a direct flight between the countries to boost bilateral relations.
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