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Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Tinubu approves upgrade of hospitals, other health infrastructure in Nigeria

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Ajuri Ngelale, presidential spokesperson has said that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the upgrade of health infrastructure in teaching hospitals across all six geo-political zones in Nigeria.

Ajuri, in his statement on Friday, revealed that the upgrade is expected to be completed between 12 to 18 months.

Benefiting facilities are the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, University of Nigeria (Nsukka) Teaching Hospital, Federal Teaching Hospital, Katsina, University of Jos Teaching Hospital and Lagos University Teaching Hospital.

The president also approved the expansion of critical health care services across the fields of radiology, clinical pathology, medical and radiation oncology, and cardiac catheterization in ten Hospitals nationwide.

They are North-West: Reference Hospital, Kaduna — (Radiology, clinical pathology, medical and radiation oncology); South-East: Medical Diagnostic Centre Complex, Enugu — (Radiology, clinical pathology, medical & radiation oncology); North-West: Usman Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto — (Diagnostic and interventional radiology, clinical pathology, and cardiac catheterization); South-West: University College Hospital, Ibadan — (Diagnostic and Intervention radiology, clinical pathology, and cardiac catheterization); South-South: University of Uyo Teaching Hospital — (Radiology and clinical pathology).

Others include, North-East: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi — (Radiology and clinical pathology); South-South: Federal Medical Centre, Asaba — (Radiology and clinical pathology); North-Central: Harmony Advanced Diagnostic Centre Complex, Ilorin — (Radiology and clinical pathology); North-Central: Jos University Teaching Hospital — (Radiology and clinical pathology) and North-East: Federal Medical Centre, Nguru — (Radiology and clinical pathology).

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