Despite the problems the health sector finds itself in, the state government is introducing a set-up similar to the Dubai Healthcare Centre (DHCC) where complete professional medical services can be provided.
With the brain drain of Nigerian medical experts to foreign countries, we have been depleted in terms of available professional services. The present face-off between the Lagos State Government and the doctors is escalating an already problematic situation which could cause more harm than good.
However, despite the conundrum the sector finds itself in, the state government is introducing a set-up similar to the Dubai Healthcare Centre (DHCC) where complete professional medical services can be provided. The project, called Medical Village, has been earmarked for development in Lekki Schemes I and II under the supervision of the New Towns Development Authority (NTDA).
The Scheme I project is a Medical Centre built on 3000sqm of land with a large enough parking lot located along T.F. Kuboye Street. The total land area for the project, including the construction of public institutions beside it, is about 0.43 hectares. The development in Lekki Scheme II along the road to Ogombo Village is more representative of the DHCC concept. According to the layout plan, it consists of two medical centres, 17 medical plots of 1000sqm, a school, a shopping centre and a public utility company along with spaces for recreational use and gardens. The whole development will be built on about 5.08 hectares with a total of 24 plots of various sizes for the different structures.