Okowa Charges Teaching Hospitals On Establishment Of More Outreach Stations

… Promises Government Partnership with FMC
By Kenneth Orusi, The Nigerian Voice, Asaba
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Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has urged teaching hospitals to establish more outreach stations for improved health care to the people.

The Governor stated this when he received on courtesy visit the Ag. Managing Director, Dr. Victor Osiatuma and management staff of Federal Medical Centre, (FMC) Asaba, noted that there was the need for collaboration between government and teaching hospitals in the country on the provision of healthcare services to the people.

He stressed that the establishment of more outreach stations would impact on the people in the rural areas and stem rural urban health care migration.

“I appreciate your collaboration with us, I will support you in establishing more outreach stations in the state. It is best when teaching hospitals and Federal Medical Centres in the country run more outreach stations as it will impact on the communities and the people, it takes health services to the people rather than create an influx of people to the urban centre for health services”, he said.

Senator Okowa commended the Federal Medical Centre for bridging the gap in health services in the state Capital territory assuring them of government support and partnership in the provision of health care.

Earlier, the Ag. MD, Dr. Osiatuma said that they were in Government House to appreciate Governor Okowa for his immense support to the infrastructural development of the hospital, promising to partner with the state government on the provision of adequate healthcare to Deltans

He said that FMC, Asaba would soon adopt three health centres at Illah, Ugbodu and Owa-Alero for outreach services and rural posting of its staff.