By Esindu Jacobs
The multi-million dollar Cardiology Medical Center in Anambra State , adjudged the best in Nigeria, may transit to Teaching hospital soon
The aim, according to the management , is to use it in grooming young talents and medical professionals in Nigeria
The medical facility is sited at Irefi, Oraifite in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of the State named Dame Irene Okwuosa Memorial Hospital.
It was set up by Sir Emeka Okwuosa, the Chairman of Oilserv group, to immortalize his late mother, which is a 27-beded, fashioned for primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare delivery system.
Manager of the facility, Mr Aghomishe Ogaga , while conducting Journalists round the facility , described the hospital as the medical hope of the South East and Nigeria generally.
According to Ogaga , “this is a multi-million dollar investment in advanced medical science, with specialties in critical care management and automated surgery procedures.
” There are also adequate plans for transitioning to a teaching hospital in grooming young talents and medical professionals in Nigeria.
“The facility employs highly skilled medical experts in cardiology, nephrology, and critical care from all over the world. A critical health issue like open heart surgery is done here.
“Specialist doctors from the United States of America under Voom Foundation are assured to be on ground.
The multi-million dollar cardiology equipment like digital Cath laboratories, high definition 128 slides CT scan, digital ex-ray systems, direct on bed oxygen delivery, automated ventilators, ICU unit, state-of-the-art thearters had all been installed
He said the facility was also for kidney transplant and kidney dialysis, adding that the facility would take primary and tertiary healthcare services to doorsteps of people of the South East.
Ogaga, further disclosed that the medical facility was prepared to collaborate and partner in open heart surgeries with such health institutions as Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Nnewi; Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, Awka and Federal Medical Center, Asaba, Delta State.
It was built under Sir Emeka Okwuosa Foundation, according to one of the officials of the foundation, Sir Oseloka Offor and billed for formal opening this month