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The Founder of Las Vegas Pain Institute and Medical Center, US, Dr. Godwin Maduka, has promised to make Anambra an affordable health tourism hub if elected the state governor.
Dr. Maduka made this pledge while speaking with journalists shortly after obtaining the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Expression of Interest and nomination forms at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja to vie for this year’s Governorship election scheduled to hold later in the year.
The governorship aspirant, who is also a philanthropist, said one of his 10-point agenda was to make healthcare accessible and affordable in all parts of the state.
He said that as a pharmacist and medical practitioner, he would ensure that Nigerians no longer go abroad for medical treatment, but receive quality healthcare in Anambra.
‘I am one of those people they go to in America to consult. We need to be able to build our own healthcare so that we will not be flying out of this country.
‘I have been back to Nigeria for the past 15 years, building one of the most sophisticated training facilities for oncology, cardiology, and others.
‘It is not everybody that has a visa to go elsewhere to get treatment.
“For that reason, I plan to establish an emergency room cubicle in the 21 local government areas of Anambra so that people that are having a stroke can go there quickly.
‘People that got involved in accidents will be taken there quickly, people that are having a heart attack will go there quickly,’ he said.
Maduka pledged to attract factories that would be producing genuine medications, while existing hospitals in the state would be modernized and standardized.
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