Eko Hospital

Eko Hospital;  Nigeria’s fore-most private multi disciplinary specialist hospital, founded in 1978 by joint Chief Medical Directors-A.C Eneli, S.F Kuku and A.A.A Obiora whose surnames provided the hospital’s name: ‘E’for Eneli, ‘K’ for Kuku and ‘O’ for Obiora. The hospital has made many giant strides. First, it is the only public quoted hospital in Nigeria, with a shareholder base in excess of 8,000. Second, the hospital is accredited for training resident doctors to consultant status in the fast expanding field of Family Medicine and thirdly, it is well equipped to offer services across all specialities including radiotherapy and radioiodine treatment. With these, patients are as- sured of quality primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare services.

Eko hospital, which has branches in Surulere and Ikoyi, is also a National Health Insurance Centre with an extensive database of a Health Maintenance Organisation, HMO. All these testify to Eko Hospital’s leadership in the Nigerian private health sector. Crowning the hospital’s landmark achiev ments, EkoCorp Fertility Centre was established in December 2009 to provide high quality fertility treatment that includes In-Vitro Fertilisation, IVF, and Intra-Cytoplasm Sperm Injection, ICS1. The standard of care and success rate achieved in so short a time is comparable to that of the best medical centres in the world.

Pioneer management  at the Ekocorp Fertility Centre has on board   Dr. Adegbite Ogunmokun, a consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology/IVF specialist, who also serves as the Chief Medical Officer, CMO, of Eko Hospitals. Dr. Ogunmokun studied at the University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, and had further training in Assisted Conception in the United Kingdom. He served as a specialist obstetrician/ gynaecologist at the Lagoon Hospital in 2001, and at The Bridge Clinic – an assisted conception centre – from 2002 to 2007. His experience at The Bridge Clinic stimulated his interest in fertility care.

Since the inception of the fertility centre, it has completed over 102 treatment cycles, achieved over 40 per cent pregnancy rate and produced 34 babies. IVF fertility treatment in the hospital hinges its success on the state-of-the-art equipment, committed team of experts -embiyologists, fertility nurses and other paramedical specialists – and proactive management. The centre enjoys a lot of patronage from referrals all over the country. To sharpen their skills, the fertility centre staff keep abreast of latest advancements in the field, attend training/workshops locally and internationally and are encouraged to pursue interests in other fields of knowledge such as msocial work, counselling and psychology for best practice[i].








[i] The News 8 August, 2011

Tope Apoola
Profession: Writer