For men of the Nigerian Armed Forces, serving and retired, a world class hospital that would address the yearning gaps is in the offing as the Nigerian government unveil plans to have world class hospital for serving military personnel, veterans and their families.
Dr Ibrahim Kana, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence gave this hint on Wednesday during a pre-event parley with media men in his office. The press briefing was part of the activities towards the ministry’s first Needs Assessment and Strategic Review Project Kick-off Workshop on Reforming Military Health Services in Nigeria, which is billed to hold in Abuja.
Dr Kana hinted that the Nigerian government has mapped up strategies and modalities that will lead to the establishment of a World Class Military Hospital akin to Walter Reed Military Hospital in the USA. The hospital, when built, will be equipped in such away that in the nearest future, soldiers and officers injured in the battlefield will be successfully managed in Nigeria with serving personnel, veterans, their families and indeed Nigerians benefitting from quality healthcare services.
The workshop to be chaired by the Nigerian Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi (RTD) would have in attendance the Chief of Defence, Service Chiefs, US Ambassador to Nigeria and top strategic health partners to address other reform agendas geared toward improving the Armed Force’s health concerns and contributing toward Nigerian health security system.