By Tare Youdeowei
ABUJA—THE Senate Committee on Health, led by its Chairman, Senator Lanre Tejuoso, has visited the Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Asaba as part of its oversight functions and inspected ongoing projects as well as facility tour of the centre.
The Senate Committee chose FMC, Asaba as the first tertiary hospital to visit in 2016 as a mark of respect for the immediate past chairman of the committee and governor of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa
They also used the opportunity to review the 2015 budgetary allocation to the hospital and expressed satisfaction with what they met on ground.
Acting Medical Director of the centre, Dr Victor Osiatuma, who received the committee members, said the hospital had transformed over the years in manpower and infrastructure development, with sixty consultants in different areas of medicine.
According to him, the hospital performed three successful knee replacement surgery last year in partnership with an oversea expert who is currently training the hospital medical team.
He also solicited for early release of budgetary allocations for capital projects to enable the centre perform its duties effectively.