By Anayo Okoli
UMUAHIA—GOVERNOR Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has reopened the Aba General Hospital after being moribund for over seven years, describing it as the soul of health care service in Aba.
Governor Ikpeazu explained that the re-opening of the hospital was part of his administration’s efforts to strengthen the secondary healthcare system in the state.
The governor recalled with nostalgia that “the hospital was firm, secure and renowned for medical practice but a few years ago the story changed. Today is yet another milestone. This is good news for Aba people that your general hospital has bounced back.”
Still going down memory lane, Ikpeazu recalled that the hospital was famous for offering all kinds of relief to many with ailments in the past and promised to equip the hospital to do better because “I see a tomorrow for this place better than what we have seen before. Soon the best equipment in the world will be in this hospital. “
The governor announced that he would provide a 250 KVA generating set to the hospital within one month while rehabilitation of structures would continue to bring them to good stand.
Ikpeazu also disclosed that the state was expecting four containers of assorted hospital equipment some of which would be allocated to the general hospital.
In his remarks, the Commissioner for Health, Dr. John Ahukanna commended Ikpeazu for his passion in ensuring that the secondary healthcare system of the state is strengthened.