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Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Governor Ugwuanyi inspects new facilities at Memfys Hospital for Neurosurgery

Governor Ugwuanyi with Prof. Samuel Ohaegbulam while Mr. Neshmet Ohaegbulam (behind the Governor looks on. At the background (tall and in black) is Hon. Winston Anosike, Special Assistant to the Governor.

 Enugu State Governor, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi recently inspected new facilities at Memfys Hospital For Neurosurgery, a private specialist hospital located at Trans Ekulu Pocket Layout, Enugu.

It would be recalled that a new building complex had on Friday December 14, been commissioned by the Enugu State Commissioner for Health Dr. Fintan Ekochin who represented Governor Ugwuanyi. The new facilities will enable the hospital to render more services to patients. 
Memfys Hospital new building complex commissioned on Dec. 14, 2018

Governor Ugwuanyi was conducted round the facility by a team consisting of the Chief Medical Director (CMD), Emeritus Prof. Samuel C. Ohaegbulam; the Executive Director, Mr. Neshmet Ohaegbulam and a Consultant Neurosurgeon, Dr. Chika Ndubuisi.

Conducting Governor Ugwuanyi round the impressive facility, Prof. Ohaegbulam who was the founding President of African Federation of Neurosurgical Societies and currently the President of the Neurosurgical Society of Nigeria, noted that Nigeria has less than 60 neurosurgeons while West Africa has less than 200.

The first and only private specialist hospital of its kind in Africa
Prof. Ohaegbulam informed Governor Ugwuanyi that Memfys Hospital was founded in 2002 “as a pioneering Neurosurgical unit based in Enugu, Nigeria. The first and only specialist hospital of its kind in Africa, its mission has always been to offer a standard of neurosurgical and neurological patient care comparable to that found in developed countries”.
“The hospital has since established itself as a renowned centre for neurosurgical and radiological services in Nigeria, serving a wide geographical area and treating patients with various neurosurgical and neurological disorders from all corners of Nigeria”.

Providing high quality patient care            
“Memfys is reputed for its high quality patient care by using modern, high tech and reliable equipment as well as highly trained and motivated staff.”
Continuing, Prof. Ohaegbulam stated that “Memfys equipment and facilities surpass the minimum recommended by the World Federation of Neurosurgical societies that regulates global neurosurgical practice. These facilities include a Phillips Brilliance 64 Slice CT scanner, Mobile CereTom 8 slice CT scanner, a 0.35t open MRI system, a Mira Mobile Digital Xray and a Digital EEG machine”.

“The modern operating theatre suites are equipped with four Operating Microscopes including the Zeiss Pantero 90, Digical C-Arm, Piped air and oxygen, High speed drills, intracranial aneurysm surgery sets and instruments, full spinal surgery instrumentation for cervical anterior and posterior as well as lumbar pedicle screw fixation. The three bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is fully equipped with modern ventilators and monitors, infusion pumps, syringe pumps etc.”

Phillips 64 Slice Brilliance CT Scanner

In June 2014, Memfys Hospital installed a 64-Slice CT Scanner; the most advanced CT imaging service available in the entire Southeastern Nigeria. This state of the art system has no doubt, elevated the quality of CT services to the highest level.
This system is particularly suitable for:

• Cardiac and coronary artery imaging
• Brain, head and sinuses
• Stroke management – Carotid and cerebral angiography
• GIT studies – Colonoscopy
• Whole body screening for tumours, fractures
• All other routine uses of CT

Basda BTI 0.35T MRI System
“Memfys Hospital also boats of a Basda BTI 0.35T MRI System which was installed in the diagnostic centre and has improved the quality of medical imaging and diagnostic accuracy at the Hospital. MHN’s 0.35T MRI system was the first to be installed in Nigeria and therefore enhanced the quality of MRI diagnostic imaging in the country.”
MRI is particularly suitable for:
  • Head
  • Brain
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Breast
  • Abdomen
  • Pelvis
  • Spine
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Joints – hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow, wrist
Memfys offers MRI scans to both inpatients and outpatients.

The only private hospital accredited for full training in Neurosurgery in West Africa
“Memfys Hospital for Neurosurgery is the only private hospital accredited for full training in Neurosurgery in West Africa and one of only four centres fully accredited in Nigeria. Memfys provides training for young and more experienced doctors embarking on a career in Neurosurgery and Spinal Surgery. It also provides the mandatory training in neurosurgery for doctors specializing in Anaesthesia, ENT and Ophthalmology. To date over 60 doctors have been trained at MHN. Memfys also receives doctors on postings from Teaching Hospitals and Federal Medical Centres in Nigeria.”

Staff of Memfys Hospital
“A number of Teaching Hospitals around Nigeria, including University of Nigeria, have taken advantage of Memfys’ expertise in radiography by posting a number of undergraduates for work experience at the hospital. It also provides training in physiotherapy.”

Some examples of undergraduate training provided by Memfys Hospital include:
  • University of Nigeria – Department of Physiotherapy – clinical posting of final year B.Sc. students
  • University of Nigeria – Radiography Department – postings in MRI and CT for final year B.Sc. students
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka postings for Medical students
  • University of Nigeria Nsukka postings for Psychology students
Memfys also takes a number of postings from the National Youth Service Scheme (NYSC) for newly qualified graduates. Additionally, Memfys organizes and hosts conferences for practicing neurosurgeons in Nigeria.


Prof. Ohaegbulam informed Governor Ugwuanyi that Memfys Hospital for Neurosurgery is accredited by:

National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria
Partial accreditation for Neuro-anesthesia posting of 3 anesthesia residents at a time for 6 weeks posting.

National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria
Full accreditation to train Neurosurgery residents in Part II. Two (2) intakes per year with a maximum of 4 residents at any given time.

West African College of Surgeons
Full accreditation for neurosurgical training.

West African College of Surgeons
Full accreditation to train a maximum of 4 residents in Neuro-anesthesia.

Prof. Ohaegbulam also informed the Governor that Memfys Medical staff often attend and contribute to conferences both national and international to keep up to date with the latest developments in their field.

Responding, Governor Ugwuanyi who was visibly impressed with the facilities available at the hospital, congratulated Prof. Ohaegbulam for his vision in establishing such a centre of excellence. He was delighted that such a hospital of international standard, offering world-class services is located in Enugu State.

 He urged the people of Enugu State in particular and Nigerians in general to take advantage of the services offered by the hospital instead of travelling overseas for treatment. 

It would be recalled that Prof. Ohaegbulam is a recipient of the 2012 Nigerian National Order of Merit Award in Medicine.

For more information, visit them at:

Memfys Hospital for Neurosurgery
Plot 13 Trans-Ekulu Pocket Layout
KM2 Enugu-Onitsha Expressway
P.O. Box 2292

Tel: +234(0)8067157635

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