President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated the N21 billion presidential wing of the State House Medical Centre.
The facility spans a total floor area of 2,485 square meters and will serve as a specialised intensive care centre for president, vice-president, their immediate families and VIPs.
Buhari Inaugurates N21bn VIP Wing Of Aso Villa Medical Centre (Photos)
The hospital incorporates state-of-the-art medical technology and houses several specialised departments to be staffed by a team of medical professionals.
It features five consultation rooms dedicated to various specialties, including respiratory, cardiology, ophthalmology, and general consultation.
Speaking with journalists at the inauguration on Friday, Aisha Buhari, the first lady, said the facility will eliminate the need for the president and his family to travel overseas for medical care.
The first lady said she came up with the idea of the VIP wing six years ago after her husband’s protracted stay abroad for medical treatment.
She said with the facility in place, presidents and their family members may only fly in medical experts to assist their colleagues in the country.