Togo inaugurates new hospital
The Dogta-Lafiè hospital in Lomé, Togo, was inaugurated at a ceremony on 26 April attended by Togolese President Faure Gnassingbé
The hospital meets reportedly international standards, and is intended to offer a high quality healthcare to both locals and residents of neighbouring countries.
The hospital has been partially operational since 1 March 2023, offering services such as medical imaging, including radiography and mammography. In its first two months of operation the facility has registered over 700 patients, however, this inauguration marks the full opening of the hospital.
According to the National Social Security Fund, a Togolese government agency which supports the hospital’s development, Dogta-Lafiè is expected to serve at least 80,000 patients during its first year of full operation.
Located in the north of the city, the hospital will specialise in the fields of medicine, surgery, and obstetrics. According to economic news website Togo First, the new 11,000m2 hospital boasts 22 consultation rooms and 160 beds. It features ‘medical imaging and dental block, medical block, administrative block, surgical block, mother-child block [and] a logistics block’, as well laboratory and ‘VIP block’ with a waiting room for those accompanying patients.
Elsewhere, Sri Lanka’s Asiri Hospital Holdings recently announced plans to establish a new hospital in the country’s Port City Colombo economic zone.