01st November; Benin City, Edo: Benin City was held spellbound this past weekend as Benin Medical Care (BMC), an ultra-modern Medical facility in Benin City, was officially commissioned and opened its doors to the public for the first time. BMC, a private 60-bed hospital and fully equipped diagnostic centre with the latest ultra-modern, international-standard diagnostics amenities, is positioned to cater to different kinds of health requirements for newborns, aged individuals and the general public. The Commissioning event was witnessed by top government officials, head of corporate bodies, traditional rulers, religious leaders, among other dignitaries.
Chairman of the Board of Directors, BMC, Godwin Ehigiamusoe (PhD), confirmed that “BMC is pioneering and blazing a new trail for holistic, quality healthcare in Nigeria.”
According to him, “BMC’s mission to enhance the health status of Nigerians, especially in Benin City and environs, informed the investment into the standard of the structure and the array of international standard medical equipment within the facility.”
Special Guest of Honor at the event, Executive Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, in his address said, “This is a visionary and innovative edifice and would make Benin City one of the first stops for medical care within the country”. He reiterated the need for collaboration between the government and private sector to provide quality healthcare, emphasizing that all hands must be on deck to move each region and the country forward. Mr. Obaseki commended the Board of Directors of BMC for providing, through the facility and its services, a high standard of healthcare in Benin and Nigeria at large, while still ensuring that it is affordable.
Benin Medical Care (BMC) will run Community Health Outreach Programmes including rural mobile clinics, mobile phone health service and a Community Health insurance scheme through which cost of access to health will be lowered for individuals. BMC’s collaboration with other stakeholders in the health insurance space and the health sector will provide a partnership that brings quality healthcare closer to the people of Edo state as well as across other parts of the country.
BMC offers Hospital services such as Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oncology, Cardiology, General Surgery, Ophthalmology, Dental services, Internal Medicine, ENT, Nephrology, Geriatrics and Urology, as well as a 24-hours Automated Laboratory and Ambulance Services. The Diagnostic Centre has the latest technology in health care with amenities such as 1.5T MRI, 64 Slice CT Scan, Fluoroscopy, Digital Mammography, 4D ultrasound, Digital X-ray, ECG, amongst others.