Kogi Govt hand over Diagnostic Centre to Specialist Hospital Lokoja.
IDRIS AHMED, LOKOJA: Kogi state government has finally handed over the Diagnostic Centre to the Specialist Hospital Lokoja.
The Centre which was established in 2015 to serve as a centre for investigation of strange and critical infections and diseases, has remain idle since then, due to some administrative and logistic reasons.
Chief Medical Director, Kogi state Specialist Hospital, Lokoja, Professor Yahaya Isa Adagiri, disclosed to members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Kogi state Council, who were on tour of government institutions as part of this year’s press week.
Prof. Adagiri, said the Hospital has now assumed it’s nomenclature with improved facilities and staff provided by the present administration to meet up with the requirement of a tertiary hospital.
He explained that Radiology and other laboratory equipment in the hospital have been transferred to the Diagnostic centre to enhance services .
According to the Chief Medical Director, the hospital can now boast of 20 Specialist Doctors and more are on their way as interviews continue for recruitment of other categories of staff.
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He also revealed that the “out of stock” syndrome of drugs associated with some hospitals has become history with the government’s approval for the hospital to generate and manage resources, with out resorting to the Treasury Savings Account,(TSA).
While appreciating the efforts of the Yahaya Bello administration in improving on the facilities at the hospital, the Chief Medical Director, assured that the entire staff will reciprocate the gesture by being committed and dedicated to duty selflessly.
He said that though the Specialist Hospital Lokoja is a tertiary medical institution, secondary and primary cases are treated as it has equipment and trained personal that handle them.
Responding, Chairman Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Kogi state Council, Comrade Adeiza Momojimoh congratulated the State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, for the wonderful achievements recorded.
He however dismay over the poor relationship between Government agencies and the press in Kogi state.