…As over 3,000 Kuchingoro Residents received free medical check-up
The Chief Medical Director of National Hospital Abuja Dr. JAF Momoh has revealed that over 2,345,437 patients have been treated since the inception of the hospital 20 years ago.
He stated this during a press conference on the occasion of the Hospital’s 20 years anniversary on Wednesday in Abuja.
One of the activities to mark the 20 years anniversary was the visit to the lying-ward to share the gift and hope to many patients in the hospital while over 3,000 Kuchingoro communities in the Federal Capital Territory received free medical during the medical outreach.
Fielding the questions from media on the negligent of a patient by the staff that has led to the untimely death of many patients? The CMD Momoh said that there no time the National Hospital said we cannot treat patients, that is why we are from time to time given our staff training that enables them to discharge their duties efficiently and effectively.
Dr.Momoh assured that national hospital management would not relax the oars to ensure every patient gets the best service delivery from the hospital.
According to him, as a pioneer staff, I have had the rare honor to have witnessed the various developmental stages of the hospital with successive boards and respected senior colleagues who had steered the ship of the top management of this great institution.
“I acknowledge your various contributions towards the development of this citadel of excellence and the noble feats the hospital has attained. To the esteemed and invaluable staff of this hospital, I commend your immense efforts, toil and sweat to bring this hospital to bring this hospital to a lofty height.
“The National Hospital started on September 1st, 1999, 20 years ago. The hospital started as a 200-bed hospital with approximately 400 staff, with about 30 specialists’ consultants.
“Today the hospital is 450 beds, 2000 staff with 120 specialist consultants in various fields.
“It is now a national center of excellence in cancer care, Neonatology, in-vitro fertilization, trauma care with a sub-regional level 1 trauma center. Its services are now computerized.
“The following mile stones have been achieved over the years: number of out-patients since 1999 was 2,345,437 while over 172,783 were on admission.
“Also, 155,663 were discharged, 30,094 deliveries, 29,065 live birth, 202,844 ANC, 10,909 road traffic accident, 50,249 operations, 446,951 Radio-Dianostic, 8, 543 Hemodialysis and 818 IVF success.”
On her Address, the Chairman Governing Board of Abuja National Hospital Rt Hon. Olubunmi Patricia Etteh said that the guidance and tremendous support given to the hospital by Federal Government has kept the hospital afloat even in the face of dwindling financial resources.
Former Speaker House of Representative Hon. Etteh said that the present board was commissioned barely a year and half ago, precisely on 6th March, 2018, and today we have recorded some modest achievements among which are: Commissioning of national Cancer Centre, Upgrade/expansion of private wing to “executive private wing” for hospitalization of top Nigerians, Commissioning of 2 Linac Machines, Commissioning of CT Scanner, Provision of archive for long-term documentation/record keeping as well as Slight dredging of Erosion Site.
While flagging off the medical outreach in Kuchingoro Community, the permanent secretary office of Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF, Dr. Amina Shamarki commended the management of the hospital for the gesture saying it will help the community to improve on the health indices of the resident and Nigeria at large.
Other activities lined up for the celebrations includes anniversary lecture, endowment, tour of the hospital new facilities, Jumat prayer, sporting activities, walk for life, novelty football match, gala/award night and finally thanksgiving church service.