The Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has approved a 300-bed extension at the Delta State Teaching Hospital, Oghara.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Health Monitoring, Dr. Rukevwe Ugwumba disclosed this immediately after the 2014 budget defence session of the State Ministry of Health.
Dr. Ogwumba said the 300-bed extension would further enhance the quality of health care services at the hospital, adding that the Governor has already approved the drawing of the project waiting for award of the contract, expressing optimism that the 2014 State budget now before the State Legislature would make adequate budgetary provision for fast execution of the project.
She noted that the health sector in the State has improved in terms of growth and commended the commitment of the Governor to the sector.
The Governor’s aide, who spoke extensively on the recent medical record in the Oghara Teaching Hospital, described the two successful kidney transplants as landmark achievements in the State health sector.
Dr. Ugwumba maintained that the dynamics of transplant involved skilled surgeons, the skill of the hospital personnel and modern up to date equipments, because kidney transplant involves two persons, a healthy one and the sick, it is a challenge to ensure that the healthy one comes out healthy after the surgery and the sick one becomes healthy.
She stated that many people cannot afford the cost of travelling abroad for such medical attention and commended the Governor for not only making it possible at Oghara Teaching Hospital but also subsidizing the cost of the treatment.
She said the State Government would continue to partner with doctors in developed countries towards enhanced quality health care in the State.
Delta State Government Press Release
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