Jos is the foremost city in the middle of Nigeria and is the capital of Plateau state. Jos is a city with high population density. In former times, it was a renowned commercial and mining center. The city is located at an altitude of 4062 feet above sea level and so Jos enjoys a pleasant temperate climate with lesser temperature, making it a desirable location. In general the health care sector in Jos is in a developing phase and only a few hospitals here provide medical service of international standard. There are good hospitals in both private and public sectors. These hospitals offer service of English speaking staff.
This is a brief overview of some of the better hospitals in Jos.
ECWA Evangel Hospital
The leading modern hospital in Jos is ECWA Evangel Hospital which is located in the heart of the city. This 150-bed general hospital in private sector was established by SIM in 1959, but at present is operated by Evangelical Churches Winning All (ECWA). The hospital is now affiliated to Bingham University. It is officially the Bingham University Teaching Hospital since 2009 but everyone still calls it Evangel Hospital including their website. Today this technically advanced hospital with all modern medical amenities and state-of-the-art medical equipment offers effective and comprehensive diagnostic, medical and surgical service at an affordable cost to patients.
Patients will find this service oriented center provides a warm and caring environment where every patient is offered is treated by knowledgeable doctors and experienced nurses. ECWA Evangel Hospital has extensive care in all major branches including internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery, ophthalmology, ENT, obstetrics and gynecology and has been adding many new specialized areas in to their medical service.
The hospital has established Spring of Life center which offers comprehensive HIV/ AIDS care. This is a famous medical education and research center too and their general practice training program started in 1982 has gained wide reputation. Evangel Hospital is also an approved center for Pan African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS) and trains general practitioners from foreign countries also visit this center. Tel: +234-73-452-697
Jos University Teaching Hospital
Jos University Teaching Hospital is another sought after hospital and a leading teaching hospital In Jos. This 550 bed referral hospital offers high quality health care in all major departments at an affordable cost. This teaching hospital managed by the state government. JUTH has a separate physiotherapy center and modern pharmacy as well as blood bank facilities. The hospital offers a wide range of primary, secondary, and tertiary medical care to the people employing a dedicated team of doctors and supporting staff. JUTH is the famous medical training and research institution in the Plateau State of Nigeria which offers postgraduate level medical training. Their School of Nursing also attracts many students. Tel: 073-455038 or 454172
Adoose Specialist Hospital
Adoose Specialist Hospital is a modern hospital in Jos, located at 25, Ibrahim Dasuki Street, Jos North, Plateau State. The hospital is well known for its state of the art facilities, modern diagnostic and surgical equipment, excellent service of eminent doctors and patient- centric approach. Adoose Hospital has well equipped departments in various disciplines like medicine, ENT, gynecology, surgery, pediatrics, ophthalmology, radiology, neurology etc. The other facilities Adoose Specialist Hospital offers include medical Intensive Care Unit with specialties in neuro-surgery, pediatrics, neonatal and cardiac. It also has a round the clock pharmacy, telemedicine service and a 24/7 pediatric emergency room. Major health insurance plans are accepted.
Adoose Specialist Hospital is a prominent member of the Medical Council of Nigeria. The day and night emergency service with all modern facility is another important feature of this hospital including its air ambulance service with the latest cardiac life support systems serviced by emergency medical teams, in association with Global Air Rescue, a well known group in Africa. Tel: 073 458691