Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has assured of his administration’s commitment to the development of the Abia State University Teaching Hospital, Aba (ABSUTH) to ensure it remains afloat.
Governor Ikpeazu gave the assurance when he received in audience a delegation of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, led by Professor Edmond Wanah at Government House Umuahia who were on a visitation exercise to ABSUTH.
The Governor assured that the promotion of staff welfare, as well as the payment of workers’ salary, would be made top priority, to ensure that the institution bounces back stronger and better.
He said, “Abia State University Teaching Hospital will bounce back to life. We will provide whatever that is required to support that school. I will not sit here and watch the doctors go down”, he said.
Ikpeazu who promised that Government would provide whatever that is required to support the school to make vital progress, expressed satisfaction of the quality of Nigerian Doctors in the institution.
The Governor, however, noted that he expects a little more patriotism, commitment and innovativeness from the management and staff and urged them to be an enabler that would drive the growth and development in the institution.
Earlier, the leader of the delegation, Professor Edmond Wanah, commended the Governor for the giant strides recorded on the area of education and the state at large, especially the ongoing reconstruction of ABSUTH road Aba.
He said that the team has gone round to look at what is on ground at ABSUTH medical school, to ensure that standard is maintained and appealed to the Governor to do everything to keep the Programmes on course.
Professor Wanah, further noted that the Abia State University Teaching Hospital, has medical practitioners who are doing well across the world and pleaded for more collaboration and support from the government.