Calls for more support to investors in the sector
Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) has described the impact of Marcelle Ruth Cancer Centre & Specialist Hospital (MRCC&SH), Lagos to be beyond the financial value of the investment in the country.
Executive Secretary/ CEO, NIPC, Ms Yewande Sadiku made this known while on a visit to MRCC in Lagos, on Monday. She further called for an increase in support from Federal, State and Local governments to investments like Marcelle Ruth.
“For me, it is the improvement in the quality of life of the Nigerians that will be treated in this facility,” she said. “It is the value of receiving the best quality care, the type that you can get anywhere in the world, but close to home, family and familiar comforts which experts tell us should greatly aid healing.”
Dr Modupe Elebute-Odunsi, CEO and Co-Founder, MRCC and a Nigerian diaspora who returned to invest in the country, stated that since the inception of their facility about 7 months ago, they have received around 500 patients already. “Clearly for a majority of these patients, they would not ordinarily have been able to access the comprehensive diagnostics and treatment options for the cancers that they have,” she said.
In a virtual media interview in May this year (with the NIPC media team) Dr Elebute-Odunsi stated that the facility is more than a cancer centre. “We also provide what we call Concierge Healthcare; a complete wellness check that is carried out in under 3 hours at our hospital due to the proximity of the 3 buildings that our facilities occupy,” she said.
Marcelle Ruth Cancer Centre & Specialist Hospital is a one-stop centre for the comprehensive treatment of cancer and specialist conditions. The facilities at the hospital include an imaging centre with CT, mammogram, X-Ray machines, an 8-bed chemotherapy suite, a radiotherapy centre, a pharmacy, amongst others. “It is our desire to contribute to the healthcare system in the country and bring back home that international experience that we have been blessed to be exposed to,” said Dr Elebute-Odunsi.