By Anayo Okoli
UMUAHIA—THE Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Umuahia, is among the four hospitals in the country slated to be upgraded to teaching hospitals before the end of this year.
Chairman of the hospital’s Management Board, Senator John Damboyi disclosed this during a courtesy call on the Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu at the Government House, Umuahia.
According to Damboyi, a team from the Federal Ministry of Health had inspected the hospital and made the pronouncement.
He explained that their visit to the governor was to inform him of their determination to transform the FMC Umuahia and to solicit his support towards the realization of the dream.
Damboyi further explained that the board has come up with the “Friends of FMC Umuahia Initiative” to be chaired by Governor Ikpeazu to ensure that the right structure is put in place to ensure the realization of the project.
He commended the Abia State governor for his contribution towards the kidney transplant unit of the FMC Umuahia as well as other novel interventions in the health sector of the state.