Abuja - The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Hospital established in Dalori, near Maiduguri, Borno, to cater for the medical needs of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) has commenced operations.
A statement issued on Sunday in Abuja by Air Commodore Dele Alonge, Director of Public Relations and Information of the Nigerian Air Force, said this was in fulfilment of the promise made the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar.
Abubakar was said to have made the promise during his first visit to the area in August.
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The statement said the hospital would provide medical services to alleviate the sufferings of victims of the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East Zone.
" By the United Nations standard, the 50-bed hospital is a level-2 hospital comprising of accident and emergency suite, Out-patient consulting suite, in-patient facilities for at least 36 patients, including male, female and paediatric section,’’ it said.
It added that the hospital has an operating theatre, a radio-diagnostic suite, a dental unit, an eye unit, medical laboratory and in /out patient pharmaceutical sections.
The statement said the hospital was also equipped with facilities for in-patient catering, health information, records, central sterile supply unit and a maternity section.