Governor T.A Orji Commissions Ultra Modern 100 Bed Ward, Administrative Block, Others at Specialist Hospital Amachara
Abia State Governor, Chief Theodore Orji, has commissioned four projects completed by his administration at the Amachara annex of the Abia State specialist and Diagnostic centre,Umuahia.
The projects include the Administrative block, house officerâ€™s hostel, one 100 bed ward housing an intensive care unit, a cardiac centre and a modern laboratory and an accident and emergency department with ambulance which the governor donated to the hospital.
Speaking at the event, the Governor who said he was interested in the elongation of the lives of Abians added that it was for that reason that he was moved to replicate what he saw during one of his trips to the United State of America where major medical facilities are located in one place.
The Governor disclosed that his administration has expanded health centres in the state from 250 to 710 scattered in parts of the state.
Additionally, the Governor said his government has successfully built 100 bedded hospitals in nine Local Government Areas of the state and intends to replicate it in all the 17 LGAs to enhance health care delivery to the people.
The Governor expressed happiness that that the first batch of medical interns at Amachara Specialist Hospital, have completed their training while plans were on to admit new ones.
Earlier,the commissioner for Health, Dr. Okechukwu Ogah who said the hospital hopes to pursue postgraduate residency training programme in general and family medicine in the near future disclosed that the government has approved the recruitment of specialists and other healthcare workers to ensure the objective.
He also stated that the government has partnered with chevron oil company to construct a chest clinic and the MDG to construct TB/HIV/AIDS/malaria treatment and research centre located within the Amachara hospital.
Speaking, the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, prof. Augustus Mbanaso, thanked the Governor for transforming the health sector of the state as shown by the numerous health centres, changes in the general hospitals in the state and the transformation at the Amachara Specialist Hospital.