The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, on Saturday, commissioned the state-of-the-art, 140-bed Obudu – German Specialist Hospital, Cross River State.
This is part of the inauguration of legacy projects across the state by the outgoing Governor, Prof Ben Ayade.
The first-class monarch said it was a self-fulfilling experience and honour for him to have traveled to Cross River to commission the hospital.
“This hospital is one of his signature projects. I have been around the world and there is no difference between this hospital and the standard hospitals in Saudi Arabia and Europe. So I appeal to the management of this hospital to maintain the standard,” Bayero stated.
The hospital, according to Governor Ayade was established by his administration in partnership with the Coscharis Group.
The outgoing Governor disclosed that the hospital was conceived to make the state the number one destination for medical tourism in Nigeria.
“Here, you have a situation where you have the best equipment, best facility and best personnel. With the ambiance of Obudu Cattle Ranch and the serenity of the atmosphere, I can tell you that medical tourism will thrive here at Obudu- German Hospital,” Ayade said.
Also speaking at the occasion, the Chairman of Coscharis Group, Dr Cosmas Maduka, described the medical facility as ‘second to none in Nigeria’.
He further stated that the Obudu German hospital was comparable with any German hospital in the world.
He eulogised Ayade as a visionary for conceiving the idea of the hospital in 2020 and bringing it to reality three years later.
In her address, Cross River state Commissioner for Health, Dr Janet Ekpenyong said the hospital was a ‘crystallisation’ of Governor Ayade’s desire for quality Healthcare, describing him as a ‘pro-health governor, who has achieved unprecedented milestones in the sector’.
Speaking earlier, the acting Medical Director of the hospital, Dr Seun Fasuranti, listed the modern medical equipment at the hospital as a 1.5 Tesla MRI, 128 Slice CT scan, 3D Mammogram, ENT treatment units, mobile X-ray, dental X-ray, digital X-ray, latest 3D/4D ultrasound machine, colour doppler scan, echo, dialysers, robotic pharmacy, and pressure swing absorption oxygen plant among others.
According to him, the hospital also had three sophisticated modular theatres and other mini theatres.