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FG Upgrade Onitsha General Hospital to Federal Medical Centre

By Gloria Ibesi

The Federal Government of Nigeria, Thursday, May 18, upgraded the Onitsha General Hospital to a Federal Medical Centre.

The Minister of State for Health, Hon. Ekumankama Joseph Nkama, who represented the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, performed the commissioning in Onitsha amidst cheers and jubilation.

Speaking at the ceremony, Hon. Nkama said with the upgrading of the hospital to a Federal Medical Centre, the Federal Government would soon employ more doctors and other staff members.

Nkama, while commending what he described as Governor Soludo’s good governance in the health sector, said henceforth the Federal Government would soon post fresh doctors and other medical personnel for internship and housemanship.

He charged the staff members of the general hospital to brace up for the challenges ahead to justify the things done for them by the government.

In an address of welcome 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, represented by Chief Emengo, expressed gratitude to the Government of President Buhari for the completion of the 2nd Niger Bridge and now the upgrading of the Onitsha General Hospital to a Federal Government health institution.