Obituary: Obiora, co-founder of popular EKO Hospital dies at 85




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One of the founders of the famous EKO Hospital, Dr. Amechi Obiora, is dead.

He the ‘O’ in the acronym, EKO, derived from Eneli, Kuku, Obiora, the three doctors that founded the highbrow Ikeja, Lagos based hospital.

A close source informed News Express this morning that the renowned Anambra -born practitioner died after a brief illness at age 85.

News Express reports that the late Dr Obiora studied at Edo College in Benin City in today’s Edo on a scholarship and at Government College in Owerri, in today’s Imo State, also on a scholarship, on account of his superior intellect. He was, in addition, an outstanding student at the school of the from where he graduated in 1964. His at the Royal College of Surgeons in Scotland no less impressive. He rose rapidly to the position of Senior Lecturer at the College of Medicine, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).

As one of the three founders of EKO Hospital – the other two being Dr Alexander Eneli and Dr Sunday Kuku – Dr Obiora helped set up a private hospital in Nigeria which meets international standards. It is one of the few private facilities where young doctors officially go for further knowledge and skills. EKO Hospital has also helped stem the tide of foreign medical tourism and saved Nigeria scarce foreign exchange.

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