By Tony Edike
ENUGU—GOVERNOR Sullivan Chime of Enugu State has reiterated the resolve of the state government to give priority attention to the health and education sectors under the current dispensation.
The Governor who was speaking at the weekend while receiving members of the Board of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, UNTH, Enugu, said that the government would invest considerable resources in the re-equipment, upgrading and staffing of health and educational institutions in the state to enable them meet with the challenges and demands of the modern society.
He said the state government owed the UNTH , though a federal institution, a duty to help it remain a center of excellence and provide qualitative health care services to the people more so, as it was not only located in Enugu but was also the largest health institution in the south east.
He specifically pledged to assist the institution in the area of providing requisite infrastructure, good internal road networks and efficient transportation services for both patients and workers of the institution.
Chime noted that work was nearing completion on the state’s Ultra Modern Diagnostic Center which would serve the needs of all the hospitals in the country adding that its establishment would help save more lives through the prompt and accurate detection and diagnosis of various illnesses.