Abia State Governor Alex Otti has promised that the state government will support the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Umuahia, to complete its new accident and emergency ward.
Otti stated this during his meeting with the chief medical director of the health centre, Professor Azubuike Onyebuchi, when he stopped over at the facility.
The current accident and emergency ward is smaller and ill-equipped to handle the large number of patients that are admitted daily to the facility, hence the ongoing construction of a new wing.
FMC Umuahia is also the only functional public medical facility in Abia State to manage cases of emergency and other secondary and tertiary health cases.
Addressing the director, Otti said he was there to see things for himself at the hospital and to empathise with patients receiving treatments for various cases.
He promised that he would personally foot the bills of the patients he saw during his visit.
Responding to the governor’s visit and gestures, Prof Onyebuchi thanked him, describing his kind heart as unprecedented.