Onitsha - Gov. Peter Obi on Thursday granted N40 million to three hospitals within Onitsha and its environs for infrastructure development.
A breakdown of the amount showed that St. Charles Borromeo Hospital, Onitsha got N10 million; Holy Rosary Specialist Hospital Onitsha had N10 million and Iyi-Enu Mission Hospital, Ogidi received N20 million.
Obi presented the cheques after laying the foundation stone for St. Charles’s Borromeo School of Nursing, Onitsha.
He noted that the addition amount to Borromeo had brought to N20 million the sum released so far by the government for the St. Charles’s Borromeo School of Nursing project.
The governor also presented a cheque for N10 million to Holy Rosary Specialist Hospital, Onitsha for continuation of work on the on-going school of midwifery hostel project in the hospital.
Obi expressed satisfaction with the pace and quality of work done so far at the Holy Rosary Specialist Hospital.
In a similar development, the governor also presented cheques totalling N20 million to Iyi-Enu Mission Hospital, Ogidi for the on-going hostel projects of its institutions.
The governor said that N10 million was for the school of midwifery hostel while the other N10 million was for the school of nursing's hostel block.
He said his administration was determined to provide conducive environment for the nursing and midwifery students to undergo quality training and to contribute towards healthcare delivery.
"The money given to the institutions is meant to accelerate work on the buildings as government was determined to completing these projects on a record time.
"We know that proper equipping of the institution will enhance training of quality man-power that will drive the healthcare delivery system in the efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals," he added.