Owerri – Austin Agbahiwe, the administrator of International Healthcare Consulting based in the United States of America, has said that his organisation had concluded plans to commission a cancer centre in partnership with Imo State Government at the projected cost of N1 billion.
Agbahiwe explained that the building for the cancer centre is close to 70 percent completed, explaining that it would serve cancer patients across the South East and other parts of Nigeria.
He disclosed this at Ikeduru General Hospital located in Iho Community, Imo State, from where the medical team is sourced in line with its partnership agreement with the state government.
“My mandate is to develop a medical business within the country and West Africa. We want Imo State to be the medical hub of the country. We are erecting a structure for cancer centre, which is about 70 percent completed. The equipment are ready and it will serve as a centre for the people of the South East and beyond. The project will cost the health team N1 billion.
“International Healthcare Consulting from United States, being the owner of Imo International Health Systems Limited, agreed to take over hospitals belonging to the government of Imo State by providing necessary manpower, which include medical doctors, nurses, para-medical workers and equipments to run the hospitals and at the end of the day, we have the understanding to pay rent to the government.”
“We operate online real time hospital. It is a paperless hospital where all activities are done via computer. All medical equipment and other associated materials you see here were imported and cleared by our medical team in United States of America. We came to offer the best medical treatment to Nigerians and Imo people in particular,” said Agbahiwe.