The management of Ekocorp Plc on Monday said it has concluded the first phase of the transformation of its hospital, Eko Hospital, saying the hospital has been re-positioned for efficient healthcare service delivery.
Speaking at press conference in Lagos on the transformation done in the hospital in the last six months, the Interim Chief Executive of Ekocorp, Chukwuka Monye said it has been a new experience for its clients.
The transformation of the hospital according to him was focused on the main areas which are automation, finance and care delivery.
He explained that the automation of processes has reduced the wait time of patients improving their experience at the hospital.
Asides this, he said the transformation process carried out by the interim management ensured that the hospital was managed such that it would return to profitability.
Also speaking the interim chief financial officer of Ekocorp, Ayodeji Adewale noted that the healthcare provider which is listed on the Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE) plans to commence payment of dividend to is shareholders soon.
According to him, Ekocorp which has not paid dividend for over a decade is on its way to profitability and would soon begin to yield returns for its shareholders. He noted that discussions are on with some investors on injecting more funds to gurther equip thr hospital and extend its operations beyond its three outlets.
On his part, the Chief Medical Officer of the hospital, Dr Adegbite Ogunmokun noted that the automation of processes in the hospital has not only improved the experience and wait time of patients but is also driving data collection for research purposes in the hospital.
“Research is done easier and we have been able to publish some paper in the local journals international journals” he stated adding that the hospital through its training programmes have been able to produce 25 consultants.