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July 21, 2018

Ebonyi disburses N200m to mission hospitals, others

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Governor Martin Elechi of Ebonyi State has disbursed N200 million grant to six rural hospitals in the state.

The 16th tranche brought the total disbursement to rural hospitals since 2008 to N1.9 billion.  It is aimed at providing infrastructure to the hospitals, modern diagnostic equipment, training for health workers and mid-level manpower.

The grant is also aimed at promoting maternal and child health, increasing immunization coverage, practicing free maternal healthcare and to enable the hospitals recruit skilled expert human resource such as doctors, nurses and other paramedics.

The grants break down showed that N36 million was given to Mater Misericorde Hospital Afikpo, N27.8 million to Presbyterian Joint Hospital Uburu, N36.2 million to Rural Improvement Mission Hospital Ikwo, N34 million to St. Vincent Hospital Ndubia, N32 million to Mile 4 Hospital Abakaliki and N34 million to Sudan United Mission Hospital Onuenyim Izzi.

The Governor noted that despite the challenges of limited resources, the state would continue to provide quality healthcare for the people.

In his response, the Administrator of St. Vincent Hospital, Rev. Fr. Isaac Ogba commended the state government for the grants and for rejuvenating the general hospitals in the state.


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