GE Healthcare deploys technology to boost cancer treatment

In a bid to bridge the gap in the treatment and diagnosis of cancer in Nigeria, GE Healthcare, a medical technology firm, has delivered state-of-the-art medical equipment to Marcelle Ruth Cancer Centre and Specialist Hospital, Victoria Island.

The equipment, delivered to the hospital’s diagnostic and treatment facility, include advanced radiology and radio pharmacy equipment like Senographe Pristina 3D, advanced LOGIQ F8 ultrasound, radiation therapy solution, Discovery RT; BRIVO XR575 X-Ray and OEC 785-C Arm.

Eyong Ebai, General Manager of GE Healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa, stated, “We are proud to continue supporting the development of Nigeria’s healthcare infrastructure. Our partnership with the Marcelle Ruth Cancer Centre & Specialist Hospital is a true landmark, as it underlines the role that the private sector can play in delivering world-class healthcare delivery in the country.”

The MRCC, Nigeria’s first fully equipped private facility dedicated to cancer diagnosis and treatment, is founded by Dr Modupe Elebute-Odunsi and financed by Bolaji Odunsi.

According to Dr Modupe Odunsi, “We built MRCC & Specialist Hospital to help address the gap in the treatment and diagnosis of cancer in Nigeria. Patients, who previously would have had to travel abroad to receive world-class treatment, are now able to get critical care they need here at home. Early detection is vital to the diagnosis and treatment of this disease.”

The MRCC facility helps to provide standard care combined with the latest treatment and technology, to promote healing.

According to a study by World Health Organisation, it is possible to prevent a third of cancer cases and treat many other cases with early diagnosis and treatment.

GE Healthcare is a long-term partner in building Nigeria’s healthcare infrastructure, and continues to provide external expertise in hospital design, planning and training. More than 5,800 of its technologies are deployed in hospitals across the country.

Chineye Udezo
Chineye Udezo
Chineye Udezo is a content developer and social media manager. She is an intern at Plexus Media Interlinks, the owners of Financial Street.

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