Sunday, January 23

Group laments poor services at Ekwueme Teaching Hospital

By: Awesome Ekene

A group, Ndigbo Unity Forum (NUF), has decried the poor state of infrastructure and services at the Alex Ekwueme University Teaching Hospital, Abakiliki in Ebonyi State.

The group in a statement in Abakiliki lamented that there was no enough space for patients in the tertiary hospital, forcing some of patients to lie on the bare floor during emergencies.

In the statement signed by NUF Publicity Secretary, Chief Unah Zachius Unah, the forum said some of the air conditioners were not functioning.

The statement reads, “The toilets in some of wards, especially the orthopaedic section have since stopped working.

“But more pathetic was the indifferent and insensitivity of some medical personnel due to poor attitude to work.

“Some of these workers, including medical personnel, especially Nurses have negative attitude towards the patience especially in emergency ward of the hospital.”

The group noted that the hospital is a new one, wondering why such facilities like toilets, air-conditioners and others facilities would fail so soon.

NUF tasked the management and staff of the teaching hospital to wake up to their responsibilities to achieve the purpose of the institution.

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While noting that the hospital needed serious financial attention both from the Federal and state governments, the group said efforts should be made to complete the new buildings under construction to enable it face its glaring challenges.

They however noted that there are exceptions among staff as some approached their duties with fear of God and professionalism.

Efforts to get the reaction of the image maker of the teaching hospital, Mr. Orji Uzodimma failed as his phone was ringing engaged.

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