By Milcah Tanimu
Pearl Oncology Specialist Hospital, a prominent medical institution in Nigeria, has unveiled a new cancer care facility in Lagos. Located in the heart of Lekki, the facility is designed to cater to the unique needs of cancer patients, marking a significant advancement in healthcare and offering a comprehensive range of specialized oncology services.
During the inauguration ceremony in Lagos, Kola Adesina, Managing Director of Sahara Group, expressed that the opening of Pearl Oncology Specialist Hospital demonstrates a commitment to advancing cancer care not only in Nigeria but also beyond.
Usman Aliyu, the Director-General of the Nigeria Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment (NICRAT), delivered a lecture on ‘Closing the Cancer Gap,’ emphasizing the importance of eliminating barriers to cancer care. Aliyu commended Pearl Oncology Specialist Hospital for its efforts in reducing the cost of breast cancer care through its cancer clinic and technology-enabled services.
The hospital’s mission is focused on preventing, treating, curing, and palliating cancer while promoting calm, clarity, and hope in every patient interaction. It is dedicated to providing comprehensive services centered on three key priorities: cancer prevention, treatment, and survivorship.
Babatunde Salako, a board member, extended an invitation for collaborations, partnerships, and referrals, highlighting the hospital’s commitment to offering comprehensive and accessible cancer care services.
Under the slogan “At the heart of humane cancer care,” the hospital celebrated its launch by unveiling a vibrant mural by Aliyu, emphasizing its dedication to providing a tranquil and aesthetically pleasing environment for patients. The facility’s inauguration represents a significant step forward in enhancing healthcare services and addressing the critical needs of cancer patients in the region.