Gov Orji Commissions Ultra Modern 100 Bed Ward,Specialist Hospital,Donates Ambulance
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 officer'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
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
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
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