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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