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General News of Sunday, 9 January 2022


Edo central hospital repositioned for quality service delivery - Health Commissioner

Central Hospital, Benin City Central Hospital, Benin City

The Edo State government has stated that the Central Hospital on Sapele Road, Benin City was being repositioned for quality health service delivery.

The State Commissioner for Health, Professor Obehi Akoria made this known at a press conference in Benin City.

According to him, the repositioning was made due to the decay in infrastructure in the over a century-old hospital.

“We have had to take a decision that that infrastructure is not good enough for Edo people.

“The direction is, we have a facility built by government adjacent to Central Hospital; so, let us make this facility available and accessible to the people of Edo State and at the same time, make that same quality of care available to people, closer to where they live.

“So, what we have done is, some of the staff who use to work in that structure have been moved into Edo Specialist Hospital to take care of the surge in attendance, which is already happening.

“The decision to operate health care provision for our citizens meant that there has to be a lateral movement of services from Central Hospital to Edo Specialist Hospital. That’s where we are now and we have been managing that in a way that the disruption is as minimal as possible and we are able to manage the obvious challenges that may arise as soon as possible,” he said.

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