In a bid geared towards affordable health for all, Sub Saharan African leading medical group, The Reddington Hospital Lagos has slashed 25% discount for individuals and institutions alike interested in using its latest technology, the Lifescan medical checkup programme valid till September 30th, 2017, thus making its services even more affordable to the larger population.
This was disclosed in Lagos by the Group Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. Olutunde Lalude during the official commissioning of The Lifescan Medical Checkup services, managed by the Reddington Wellness Center, first of its kind medical scan center in Nigeria.
Lalude said that the LIFESCAN is a total body health screening service providing early detection of critical conditions and life threatening illnesses especially in people with risk factors. The LIFESCAN, a common test in the developed world such as the USA provides comprehensive screening to identify health problems before the symptoms are evident.
He said that The LIFESCAN uses advanced medical scanning technology including Nigeria’a first GE Signa Explorer Digital MRI at the Reddington which has advanced capabilities to produce the highest quality images suitable for the purpose of Lifescan. This is coupled with a highly versatile, speedy and low dosage computerized tomography CT scanner that produces outstanding images for clinicians to report.
“The Lifescan full body, high quality, low dosage, digital imaging scan delivers another first for the Reddington Healthcare Group who have a history of being in the forefront of pioneering breakthroughs in healthcare in Nigeria” Lalude said.
“We want to promote wellness as a better alternative to having to endure expensive and lengthy treatment options. Screening services can provide early warning of potential problems before they are evident especially for those with risk factors. This simple, non-invasive and pain free screening includes diagnostic imaging of the head, brain, neck, chest, abdomen and pelvis.” The Reddington boss said, noting that each patient will get a report on the outcome of the screening along with any findings.
Also in his presentation during the official commissioning, Dr. James Ogunshina, Head Radiologist, the Reddington Hospital added “Medical research has consistently shown that early detection increases survival rates. Early diagnosis is the most critical strategy for avoiding a heart attack, stroke or advanced cancer diagnosis. We are looking at ways to make this accessible to as many people as possible.” The launch of the Lifescan service is a product of the partnership between Reddington Healthcare Group and GE Healthcare in advancing quality healthcare in Nigeria using state-of-the-art technology.
The Reddington Healthcare Group have in the past twelve months launched the Maxy Centre which provides specialist care in Dentistry, Ear, Nose and Throat, Ophthalmology, and Endoscopy services, the launch of the Breast and Gynaecology Centre, Nigeria’s first state of the art medical centre dedicated to women’s health and opened Gray’s Cardiology Centre to offer high quality cardiology care. They also opened the MRI Centre becoming the first facility in sub-Saharan Africa to have a Signa Explorer 1.5T MRI with ‘Silent Suite’ reducing ambient noise decibel levels to an absolute minimum.
Reddington became the first independent hospital in Nigeria to achieve the COHSASA quality award in July 2012. This award conferred upon them the status of being compliant with international healthcare standards and patient safety. They also scooped the award for Best Private Healthcare Provider at the Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Awards in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
“Our entire team is committed to continuously improving standards of healthcare delivery and access to it. Full body scans are widely available abroad and Lifescan provides further support to our patients. Our team has a collective determination to provide healthcare services as good as any overseas.”
The Reddington Hospital has been in the forefront of pioneering many breakthroughs in healthcare in Nigeria including the first digital Cardiac Catheterization facility in Nigeria and the first closure of a hole in the heart in a child using non-surgical modern technology.