The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Thursday stated its intention to diverge into the health sector and the NNPC Health Maintenance Organisation (HMO) Ltd.
Dr. Maikanti Baru, the Group Managing Director of the Corporation made this known while inaugurating the Boards of the NNPC Medical Services Ltd.
“My vision is to make NNPC a renowned Health Medical Services (HMS) provider globally. In the nearby future, we are committed to making our medical facilities a reference point for the provision of world-class health medical services in Africa and beyond,” he said.
Dr. Baru charged the Board members to provide the necessary direction to medical service delivery in NNPC in line with global best standards.
“It is going to be a new terrain for all of you. You must take advantage of the latest and most efficient technological advancement in healthcare service delivery,” Dr. Baru told the Board members.
Following the recent restructuring of the NNPC, its Group Medical Services was realigned as a new venture non-core business entity, charged with the responsibility of creating new medical businesses that will generate revenue for the Corporation.
As at today, the NNPC Medical Services Division boasts of 52 clinics and hospitals spread across the Corporation’s various locations across the country, providing services to staff and their family members.
The aim now, according to the GMD, is to open up these medical facilities to other oil and gas organisations as well as other interested third party consumers for profitability.