Spotlight: Governor Otti's Efforts to Revamp Abia's Health Sector Yielding Positive Results

Spotlight: Governor Otti’s Efforts to Revamp Abia’s Health Sector Yielding Positive Results

The effort Governor Otti has put in place to revamp the health sector in Abia state is gradually yielding positive results. A visit to two government hospitals in Umuahia, the state capital by the National Ambassador newspaper has revealed that renovation work at various stages at the Abia State Specialist Hospital Umuahia and Amachara Specialist Hospital has been completed.

It was also observed that various hospital equipment has been installed in the facilities.

Speaking during the tour, the Senior Special Assistance to the Governor on special duties, Dr. Betty Emeka Obasi, said a special eye clinic at the specialist hospital with state of the art equipment for the treatment of all eye defects is ready for commissioning. She revealed that the hospital is equipped to handle both major and minor eye surgeries at affordable prices.

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Also speaking the Chief Medical Director in the hospital Dr. Agu Francis, said the hospital is capable of handling emergency cases and other surgeries. Agu pointed out that in line with the directive of Governor Otti for the hospital to operate at a world-class standard, all her staff will undergo a special retraining session as soon as the facility is open for use.


Meanwhile, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Publicity Mr. Ferdinand Ekeoma, who conducted Journalists around the two facilities, said the renovation work on the hospital shows the importance Gov. Otti attaches to the well-being of Abia residents.

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Ekeoma said “Governor Alex Otti is of the view that a hospital needs to possess all that is required to be able and effectively provide quality health care service to the people.

“That is why he declared a state of emergency in the health sector.
The idea is to renovate all government hospitals completely and equip them with modern facilities to become functional again.

“We want to make the environment conducive for the workers to carry out their duties with ease and the welfare of health workers in the state will not be left behind” he said.