Kogi Specialist Hospital, 9 Others To Be Upgraded To Ultra Modern Hospitals

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The Kogi Government says it has concluded plan to construct, renovate and uprade Kogi Specialist Hospital, Lokoja, and nine other health facilities across the state to ultramodern hospitals.
The State Commissioner for Health, Dr Saka Audu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lokoja, that those projects were recently handed over to contractors following their approval by the State Executive Council.
According to him, the health facilities are ten and will be spread across the three senatorial districts of the state with three in each zone apart from Kogi specialist specialist hospital, Lokoja.
He added that the projects would include: three new ultramodern General Hospitals in local government areas apart from the existing ones, and three ultramodern referral centers one per senatorial  district.
“Kogi State specialist hospital, Lokoja, will be renovated, remodeled, upgraded and equipped from the present 100 bed space to 500, including a new Administrative block, new Rena Centre; Trauma Centre, among others.
“This administration has kept true to her promises as I have personally supervised the handing over of the designated sites and centers for construction to the contractors.
“The handing over events which was flagged-off about four weeks ago from Kabba specialist hospital, ended on Thursday June 15, at the Kogi specialist hospital, Lokoja.
“The projects are expected to take off in the next two weeks, to be completed and commissioned in the next 18 months.
“Other centers handed over include: Ijumu; Kabba; Isanlu in Kogi West, Adavi; Ajaokuta; Okene in the Central, and Kogi State University Teaching Hospital in Anyigba; Idah; and Ankpa in the East,” Audu said.
The commissioner urged the people of the state to give Gov. Yahaya Bello, their maximum support and cooperation to ensure the realization of all the designated health facility projects and programmes across the state.
Credits: Stephen Adeleye | NAN