BY Dennis Agbo
ENUGU—A Nigerian Germany-based medical practitioner, Dr. Alanna Ebigbo, has donated a diagnostic facility, an endoscopy machine to the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, UNTH, Ituku Ozalla, Enugu state.
The machine, an Olympus exera III latest model, 190 series, processor, Light source and 3 scopes is to boost UNTH’s medical and technical capacity in handling patients.
Receiving the equipment, Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. Chris Amah, described the equipment as a lifetime medical intervention.
Dr Amah, who was represented by the Director of Administration in the hospital, Mr. Bernard Ugwu, said the equipment came at a time when they were upgrading their units and departments to meet patients’ care, promising that competent personnel in the hospital will take good care of the machine.
Head of the Endoscopy Unit, Prof. Sylvester Nwokediuko, expressed joy that their collaboration that started last year had blossomed, adding that between that period and now, Dr. Alanna Ebigbo, had donated two sets of endoscopy machines and six scopes to the hospital.
He stated that apart from the equipment, Dr. Ebigbo, also sponsored some of the UNTH staff to undergo training on endoscopy operation in Germany.
The donor, Dr. Ebigbo, said that coming to the UNTH was to him like coming home, having been born and nurtured in Enugu.
Ebigbo who came with his two Nigerian technical partners, Dr. Ugochukwu Ezenyirioha and Dr. Gideon Anigbo, re-affirmed his commitment to contribute his quota to the growth of the nation’s healthcare sector, adding that his scientific partnership with the hospital had just only begun.