By Francis Igata
ENUGU — Disturbed by the decadence in hospital facilities across the South-East geopolitical zone,Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has expressed worry over the lack of modern and well-equipped hospitals that would meet the health needs of the people in the zone.
Underscoring the need for modern health facilities in the zone, the governor noted that when the diagnostic centre project embarked upon by Enugu State government is completed, it will reduce the current craving of the people for medical attention outside the country.
In a speech delivered when the management team of Star Deep Water Petroleum Limited, a Chevron Oil Company and Agbami Co-ventures paid him a courtesy call at the Government House, Enugu, Ugwuanyi appealed to the group to come to the aid of the area by establishing a befitting hospital in the zone to promote health care delivery for the people.
He equally requested the group of companies to establish a modern library for the high number of tertiary institutions in the state to facilitate not only teaching and learning, but to encourage research works among the lecturers and students,
adding that indigent students from the state also needed scholarships from the group.