Anambra to use Bill Gates money to build 10 hospitals

By The Citizen

Anambra State government said yesterday that it would use the money it won from being the best state in the coverage of immunization programme in the South-East to build 10 maternities in the rural parts of the state.

Governor Peter Obi, who made the disclosure during the flag-off of the National Obstetric Fistula Repair Programme at the Anambra State University Teaching Hospital, Awka, said the state had matched the $US1 million monetary award with N120 million for the project.

The governor also flagged-off the fumigation exercise against mosquitoes in the state, explaining that the exercise was part of the state government's programme towards elimination of malaria.

He called on the people of the state to corporate with those carrying out the fumigation exercise since it was for their own good.

Obi also flagged-off the construction of a hostel block at the teaching hospital to house medical students.