Kogi Govt Procures Nigeria’s First Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber


Kogi State government, has procured Nigeria’s first Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Chamber to strengthen the state’s healthcare system and provide quality healthcare services.

The equipment is set to strengthen the critical institutions and systems required to effectively provide affordable and quality healthcare service to the people.

In a statement signed by the state Commissioner for Health, Dr Saka Haruna Audu, on Sunday in Lokoja and seen by The Reflector, he reassured that the procurement of the medical equipment for the great people of Kogi State was a hope of giving the most talked-about incessant abroad treatment here in Nigeria.

Audu noted that, Nigeria is now the fifth country in Africa that can boast of such a sophisticated medical equipment as the Kogi State Government has broken the age-long jinx.

According to him, “This is great news for Nigerian patients who hitherto had to travel abroad for such treatments. Whoever has been following the trend of achievements in Kogi State Health Sector must have now seen the purposeful move to turn the State to a choice destination for Health tourism.

“This was made possible by the determination of His Excellency Alh. Yahaya Bello, to revamp the State’s Health sector and change the old narrative of a moribund sector that supervised substandard services.”

The Commissioner described the newly acquired HBOT chamber as a very useful equipment that can help in healing people with both internal and external life threatening injuries as well as in health complications such as air or gas embolism, brain and sinus infections, necrotizing soft tissue infections, arterial insufficiency or low blood flow in the arteries, radiation injury especially as a result of cancer treatment, anaemia, osteomyelitis, gas gangrene, carbon monoxide poisoning, burns, skin grafts.