The Senate Committee on Federal Health Institutions has commended the Medical Director of the Federal Medical Centre Owerri, Kingsley Achigbu, over the projects being executed by his administration at the health facility.
This came on the heels of the pledge made by the committee to ensure that more funds would be made available in the 2021 Appropriation Act, to enable the management of the medical centre to complete ongoing projects necessary for effective and quality healthcare delivery.
The chairman of the Senate committee, Ibrahim Olorigbe, who was accompanied by other members on an oversight function to federal medical facilities expressed satisfaction over the management and board’s ability to adapt effectively especially in the management of COVID-19. The visiting team inspected ongoing projects like the MRI building, the molecular laboratory building, the trauma centre building, the new Accident and Emergency Ward, the specialist clinic and the new paediatric emergency.
Meanwhile, the Medical Director, Dr. Achigbu, has called on the Federal Government to upgrade the FMC, Owerri to the status of a teaching hospital to make it possible to conduct clinical teaching and research.