Warri: Mother and Child Hospital constructed by FG, begins operation April 29

·         It is gladdening news- Warri South Council HPM, Akaeze reacts

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Warri: Mother and Child Hospital constructed by FG, begins operation April 29
Photo-Grid of the Theatre Room, Delivery Room, Nursing and New-Born Room & a section of the 80-bed space at the Mother and Child Hospital, Ugbuwangue-Warri


A state-of-the-art Mother and Child hospital, built by the Federal Government at Slaughter Road, Ugbuwangue in Warri, Delta State, will commence operation Monday April 29, Fresh Angle International can authoritatively report.



Side-View of the Mother and Child Hospital, Ugbuwangue





The Medical Director of Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Asaba, Dr. Victor Osiatuma, made the disclosure Thursday April 18, when he led some Officials of FMC Asaba on a working visit to the Warri South Council Head of Personnel Management, Mr. Augustine Akaeze, at the Warri South Council Main Secretariat, Warri.


 Video Clip of the working visit by the MD of FMC Asaba, Dr. Victor Osiatuma;



According to Dr. Osiatuma, the Federal Government through the Office of the Senior Special Assistant, Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, started constructing the Mother and Child Hospital in Ugbuwangue in the year 2020 and it was completed and commissioned in 2023, “but unfortunately, after commissioning it was locked up.”


From Left: Mr. Ugborugbo Moses, Mr. Augustine Akaeze, Dr. Victor Osiatuma & Dr. Tosan Sagay





The MD of FMC, Asaba, Dr. Osiatuma, added: “We've been given the marching order to revive the project and put the place to use. The whole idea of building the hospital, is to ensure that the people of Warri South, have a feel of proper tertiary care.


“The facility was built to be an 80-bed hospital, fully equipped and efficient, on getting there to resume work, we realized that it had been vandalized. Armored cables, television sets, the solar energy system and a couple of other equipment were tampered with and some stolen. But at least, 90% of the equipment are still there.


“We started last month to clean up the facility, put security, gardeners and cleaners in place and appointed Dr. Akpowaye Akpomiemie to head the hospital. Dr. Akpowaye Akpomiemie, is a Consultant Physician and Nephrologist. He will see to the running of the hospital, going forward. We also got a Chief Matron for the place, who is currently supervising the ongoing cleanups.


“We have deployed some key staff from FMC Asaba, for key positions for the time being. We felt we could not start operating without coming to inform you (Warri South Council HPM) as the owners of the community.


“We intend that by the 29th of this month, the facility would start to see patients officially. It’s a Mother and Child Hospital, but hopefully, we will expand and accommodate other things. As you know, Federal Medical Center, is a teaching institution, so we will be sending in Consultants, Dietitians, Surgeons of all kinds, Physicians, Gynecologists etc.


“We will also try to include the facility in our rotations, so that we can have interns practice there as well and keep the place running, just as it is in the FMC. We train all sorts of Medical Personnel and Doctors at the FMC, Dietitians, Surgeons, Nephrologists etc. We will rotate them through the facility. The goal is to ensure that the same quality and class is brought here and patients receive the same care as it is at the FMC Asaba.


“The place becomes a referral, so that when other hospitals and health centers need extra help, we can be there. And if we need them, they can also be there for us. We appeal and strongly solicit for your (Warri South Council) support so that staff may feel at home and perform at their best, while serving the community.”


The Warri South Council Head of Personnel Management, Mr. Augustine Akaeze, in his response, noted: “It is gladdening news that you are here to assist us. As you've asked for our support, we will also talk about our cooperation, because we actually need each other.



Mr. Geoffrey Anamali (left) Mr. Ugborugbo Moses (4th Left) Mr. Augustine Akaeze (5th left) Dr. Victor Osiatuma (middle) Dr. Tosan Sagay (3rd right) Mrs. Stella Mode (right) & others





“Before the end of the tenure of the immediate past Chairman of Warri South Local Government Area (Dr. Michael Tidi) we commissioned a cottage hospital in one of our communities and we have been battling with inadequate personnel. Your coming is indeed a relief to that effect.


“Your recognition is high appreciated. It is good you came to let us know that you are starting something that will be of help to our communities. We are ready to do something that impacts the society positively.”


Treasurer to Warri South Local Government, Mr. Ugborugbo Moses, the Executive Secretary Local Health Authority for Warri South Local Government, Dr. Tosan Sagay, other Heads of Department in Warri South Council and the Chairman of Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees, NULGE, Warri South Chapter, Mr. Raymond Emiko, were among key Offcials of Warri South Council on ground when Dr. Victor Osiatuma, visited.


The Medical Director of Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Asaba, Dr. Victor Osiatuma, was accompanied on the working visit by the Acting Head of Admin, FMC Asaba; Mr. Ononye Patrick, Director of Procurement, FMC Asaba; Evesi Henry, the Director of Finance, FMC Asaba, Omonigho Akpovona and Dr. Akpowaye Akpomiemie



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