By: Isaac Ojo
The Chairman Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC) of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH) Nnewi, Anambra State, Dr Joe Ugboaja has again called on affluent and public spirited individuals to come and partner with the health institution in her bid to give quality medicare to the patients.
Dr Ugboaja Joe who heads the hospital committee on movement to the permanent site and played a key role in facilitating the movement to the permanent site said that the responsibility of giving quality health care to the people cannot and should not be left for the government alone to shoulder.
The CMAC during an interaction with journalists at the permanent site of the hospital gave an open invitation to wealthy persons and corporate organizations to visit NAUTH’s perm site so that they can see for themselves the good things happening in the hospital.
“We have said it times without number that our top priority is to make NAUTH one of the best five Teaching Hospitals in Nigeria, we are passionate about that but the truth is that we need helping hands to achieve this lofty objective.
“NAUTH will continue to appreciate those persons who has helped out one way or the other in the past and those who are still helping us at the moment.
“NAUTH is not moving into the permanent site just to fulfill all righteousness, the movement to the permanent site is a serious business which needs the support of all and sundry to thrive. We expect people with means to visit us here and see what we are doing and as well see areas that they can partner with us.” The CMAC stressed.
Dr Ugboaja who also is the chairman of the Board committee on Public Private Partnerships (PPP) stated that the hospital is willing and ready to partner with all interested parties for the provision of the infrastructure needed to radically transform the hospital. He promised that the donated facilities will be well managed.
He added that the access road to the permanent site needs an urgent attention to enable patients to continue to access care at the new facility.