Ibadan — The University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, has commissioned its purpose-built molecular diagnostic centre, the first of its kind in West Africa.

Speaking at the ceremony in Ibadan yesterday, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of UCH, Professor Temitope Alonge, said the million-naira complex, equipped with six standard size medical laboratories and office spaces, was put in place with support from an octogenarian and indigenous philanthropist, Alhaji Nurudeen Akanji Oluwasola, in response to the clarion call from the hospital for public private partnership (PPP) in the healthcare delivery, to stem the tide of medical tourism abroad.

The CMD said the newly commissioned Special Diagnostic Centre has the capacity for preventive and clinical diagnostic services as well as state-of-the-art research opportunities in Karyotyoping (Sex determination); Molecular oncology (Solid tumour mutation panel); Haemato-oncology (Flow cytometry to evaluate lymphoproliferative diseases); and HPV genotyping (for screening women for risk of cervical cancer).

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