Abia to hire more doctors for health centres

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By SundiataPOST, Abuja

Gov. Theodore Orji Abia said Thursday that administration would hire more doctors for 250 centres built across the 17 local government areas the state.

Orji said this when he inspected the site a building being taken by the government at the Amachara Specialist Hospital, near Umuahia.

He spoke against the backdrop of dearth of doctors at the centres, a that led preference for secondary and tertiary institutions by .

Orji said though the centres were being managed by qualified nurses and ancillary staff, government would recruit more doctors man them order the centres more functional,’’ he said.

He said that the Amachara Specialist Hospital was being upgraded to serve as a model for other hospitals.

He said that the hospital would be fully equipped while qualified specialists would available to handle different ailments.

“Abroad, when you go to a hospital, even if it is for a mosquito bite, you will be referred to a specialist that field.

“This is the type of thing we want to replicate here so that when come, they will be taken care of by specialists,” he said.

Orji inspected the doctors’ residence and School of Midwifery building, among other structures.

He was guided the inspection by the for Health, Dr Okechukwu Ogah.

Ogah expressed happiness that the school would soon be accredited, with the its building nearing completion.