Lokoja - Governor Idris Wada of Kogi has inaugurated a General Hospital complex built by his administration at a cost of N300 million at Odu-Ogboyaga, Dekina Local Government.
Wada said at the ceremony that the hospital, built in 12 months, was part of efforts to improve the health of the people living in the rural areas.
He said fully equipped hospital with state of the art machines, will help in the delivery of quality health services to the people of the area and its environs.
Wada expressed delight over the completion of the project in record time, saying that it was one of the legacies his administration was bequeathing to posterity.
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According to him, the people of the community should take ownership of the hospital so as to protect the facilities.
The Commissioner for health, Dr Idris Omede, said the hospital was a fulfillment of promise to the community during the governor’s first visit in April 2012.
He said the hospital was taking off with full complement of qualified medical personnel, as it would general consultations, maternity, surgery, antenatal and postnatal care, x-rays and medical laboratory.
The traditional ruler of Odu-Ogboyaga, Alhaji Salihu Yahaya described the hospital as a dream come true and a great relief for the people without access to quality health care facility before now.
He assured the state government of the continued support of his people and promised that the facility would be protected and shielded from vandals.