Reps demand additional financial investment for government teaching hospitals
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Reps demand additional financial investment for government teaching hospitals

The House of Representatives Committee Chairman on Health Institutions, Amos Magaji, has urged for a consistent financial investment in the federal teaching hospitals around the country.

He said this will be in keeping with the Renewed Hope program of the President Bola Tinubu-led administration for the betterment of the population.

Magaji stated this during an oversight visit by members of his committee to the Federal University of Health Sciences Teaching Hospital, Otukpo.

He highlighted the necessity to provide more funding in health sector, noting the major responsibility of health institutions in the country.

Magaji complimented the Chief Medical Director, CMD, and his management staff for demonstrating interest in the progress of the teaching hospital, given the significant achievements made within a period of one year.

He guaranteed that he will work with his members to ensure that more money are made available to improve the requisite infrastructure including the medical equipment to match up with the demands of the people.

“We are glad to be in Otukpo today to see things for ourselves. We don’t want to depend on second hand information on the genuine situation of the Federal University Teaching Hospital Otukpo,” he said.

He assured the management of full support of the Federal House of Representatives as suitable incentives would be given through contact with other relevant stakeholders in Abuja.

The committee chairman enjoined the personnel, whom he called as foundation staff to work as team despite the working circumstances, “we have seen how the environment is looking and we will continue to monitor the progress.

“So, as foundation staff, you all have the opportunity to write your name in gold.”

While welcoming the group, the CMD, Prof Silas Ochejele, thanked the federal government for the creation of the teaching hospital in Otukpo which has radically improved the medical services discourse in the state.

Ochejele commended the House of Representatives Committee on Health Institutions for the pains to come down to Otukpo and believed that the visit has made them to see things themselves, which would go a long way in repositioning the hospital for the good of the people.

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