The Nigeria Police Force has initiated plans to build a 600-bed referral teaching hospital to be manned by 95 doctors, 30 pharmacists, 490 nurses and 160 medical technicians.
The facility which would be funded and constructed by some notable international corporate organizations would also generate 30-50 megawatts to supply its power needs and the communities around.
The Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Medical, Kaumi Ahmadu said this
on Wednesday at the Force headquarters during the inauguration of the committee for the construction of the hospital.
He stated that the hospital would be financed by Shelter Afrique, Samsung International Corporation and SK International corporation in partnership with a Nigerian property developer, DGD Global Resources Ltd.
The AIG explained that when completed, the medical facility would augment the services provided by other teaching hospitals and the Nigeria Police secondary and tertiary healthcare centres.
Ahmadu stated that the financiers of the hospital were expected to recoup their investment over a period of years.
“This committee would interface with DGD Global Resources and other partners on the construction of the medical facility. The arrangement for the hospital also include sending medical personnel to Korea for further training,” he stated.
The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, while inaugurating the committee lauded the initiative, noting that the hospital would contribute to the nation’s health sector.
He added that accommodation for relatives of patients would also be built, noting that the only thing required of the police was the land for the hospital complex.
“The police are not dropping a kobo, the project would pay for itself between 15-40 years moratorium,” he said.