By Taiwo Ajala
The Mabo Foundation/ Nigerian American Public Affairs Committee (NAPAC) USA, has donated equipment to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, ( LASUTH).
The donation, according to the group, will help defeat medical tourism.
The group was led by its Founder, NAPAC and Mabo Foundation, Dr. Toyin Opesanmi and Dr. Eniola Ogunmefun.
Both Messrs Opeyemi and Ogunmefun expressed their willingness to collaborate with the Cancer Unit of LUTH on the treatment of indigent patients; donation of modern equipment to ease treatment of patients and further training of doctors on the treatment of cancer.
They said the major aim of the initiative was to give back to the country and help the humanity in the area of medical field.
The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa while commending the group for giving back to the country through their humanitarian gesture acknowledged the efforts of the group and welcomed the initiatives of the Diaspora especially in the area of medical mission.
The Chairman, who was excited about the exploits of Nigerians across the globe, said harnessing their potentials would be a major catalyst for national development and, in this instance, arrest medical tourism in the country.
Earlier, the Chairman Medical Advisory Committee, LUTH, Prof. W. L. Adeyemo, representing the Chief Medical Director, Prof. Chris Bode, welcomed the group and informed them of the upgrade of the health infrastructures at the Hospital Complex and the activities of the personnel as well.
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