The Onitsha General Hospital has been upgraded by the Federal Government on Thursday to a Federal Medical Centre.
The Minister of State for Health, Ekumankama Nkama, who represented the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, performed the inauguration in Onitsha, Anambra state amidst jubilation from residents.
Nkama said that with the upgrading of the hospital to a federal medical centre, the federal government would soon employ more doctors and other staff.
While commending the state governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo’s interventions in the health sector, Nkama said, “Henceforth the Federal Government will soon post fresh doctors and other medical personnel for internship and horsemanship to the hospital.”
He charged the staff and management team of the general hospital to brace up for the challenges ahead, adding that to whom much is given is also expected.
In a welcome address on behalf of the Anambra State Government, the State Commissioner for Health, Dr Afam Obidike thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for the honour done to the people of the South East states and Anambra in particular, describing the upgrade as a parting gift to Ndigbo.
The Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe, represented by Chief Emengo expressed his profound gratitude to the government of president Buhari for the completion of the Second Niger Bridge project and now the upgrading of the Onitsha General Hospital to a federal government health institution.
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