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Abia State launches health projects

29 October 2014, 08:01Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Abia State Government has commissioned several projects completed at the Amachara annex in Umuahia.

The projects include the administrative block, house officer’s hostel, 100 bed wards with an intensive care unit, a cardiac centre, a modern laboratory and an accident and emergency department with ambulance.

Speaking at the event, the State Governor, Theodore Orji, said he was interested in the elongation of the lives of Abians.

He added that it was for that reason that he was moved to replicate what he saw during one of his trips to the United States of America, where major medical facilities were located in one place.

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The governor disclosed that his administration had expanded health centers in the state from 250 to 710 and has also built 100 bedded hospitals in nine Local Government Areas of the state. He added that this will be replicated in all the 17 LGAs to enhance health care delivery to the people.

He 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.

The State Commissioner for Health, Dr Okechukwu Ogah, said the hospital hoped to pursue postgraduate residency training programme in general and family medicine in the near future.

He said the government had approved the recruitment of specialists and other healthcare workers to ensure the objective.

- CAJ News

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