18 June 2010

Nigeria: Union Diagnostic Gets New Medical Diagnostic Center

Abuja — Union Diagnostic and Clinical Services Plc, an indigenous Nigerian company pioneering the provision of comprehensive diagnostic medicine and quality healthcare service opens a new mega diagnostic centre in Kano on Thursday June 24, 2010.

A statement from the company said the new diagnostic facility, the second in the series of super centres to be opened across the country, would help the facilitation of accurate and proper diagnostic investigation in medical treatment.

"The company offers purely diagnostic and laboratory services and full support for clinical area, with facilities for Sonology, Diagnostic Radiology, Electrocardiography, Endoscopy, Computed Tomography (CT Scan), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), EEG, Cytology, DNA Testing and Laboratory Services including Immuno Assay", the statement said.

According to the statement signed by Ihuoma Igonika, "The philosophy behind the provision of the Mega Diagnostic Facility across the country is to bridge the gaps that currently exist in comprehensive diagnostic medicine among communities and states in Nigeria. Union diagnostic believes that facilities available only in teaching hospitals are often over stretched based on the number of patients accessing the facilities, And In some cases, incessant break down and collapse are inevitable in line with the poor maintenance culture prevalent in our environment".

Established in 1994 under the name Tejuosho scan centre, Union Diagnostic & Clinical Services Plc. became a Public Liability Company (Plc) in 2007 with 17 branches/centers in 10 states and is the first diagnostic company to be listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange.

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