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Tinubu names JUTH, ABUTH, LUTH & 13 others for immediate upgrade

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Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH), Zaria, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, (LUTH) Surelere, and 13 other Health Institutions spread cross the country have been approved by President Bola Tinubu for immediate upgrade.

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR

According to Tinubu’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, the president instructed that the infrastructure should be upgraded and fortitude with state of the art equipment immediately.

The 16 institutions are Jos University Teaching Hospital, JUTH, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Surulere and Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, ABUTH, Zaria.

According to the details, six teaching hospitals are marked for the establishment of oncology and nuclear medicine centres per facility all to be delivered within 12 – 18 months.

The remodeling are “in line with his administration’s vision of overhauling the health and social welfare sector…to ensure that world-class cancer diagnosis and care is accessible…to all Nigerians,” said Ngelale.

The statement titled, ‘President Tinubu approves immediate upgrade of key health infrastructure across Nigeria’s six geo-political zones and made available to newsmen in Friday, 16th February, 2024, www.pointblank.com.ng, understands that besides JUTH, LUTH and ABUTH, the three other teaching hospitals are the Federal Teaching Hospital, Katsina, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Edo State and University of Nigeria (Nsukka) Teaching Hospital, Enugu State

President Tinubu also approved critical health care service expansion projects across the fields of radiology, clinical pathology, medical and radiation oncology and cardiac catheterisation in 10 hospitals across all geo-political zones.

They include Reference Hospital, Kaduna (North-West) — (Radiology, clinical pathology, medical and radiation oncology), Medical Diagnostic Centre Complex, Enugu (South-East) — Radiology, clinical pathology, medical & radiation oncology), Usman Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto (North-West) — Diagnostic and intervention radiology, clinical pathology, and cardiac catheterisation, University College Hospital, Ibadan (South-West) — Diagnostic and intervention radiology, clinical pathology, and cardiac catheterization and University of Uyo Teaching Hospital (South-South) — Radiology and clinical pathology.

Also approved are Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi (North-East) — Radiology and clinical pathology, Federal Medical Centre, Asaba (South-South) — Radiology and clinical pathology, Harmony Advanced Diagnostic Centre Complex, Ilorin (North-Central) — Radiology and clinical pathology, Jos University Teaching Hospital (North-Central) — Radiology and clinical pathology and Federal Medical Centre, Nguru (North-East) — Radiology and clinical pathology.

The statement gave the project duration as 12 – 18months and equally added that the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in collaboration with the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority will carry out the comprehensive upgrade of the cancer-treatment infrastructure and other critical developments, in addition to the full renovation and expansion of prior investments to improve broad-based access to high-quality healthcare nationwide.

“These critical projects, set to be delivered within 12-18 months, will improve screening and diagnostics for communicable and non-communicable diseases; reduce mortality rates and improve outcomes for non-communicable diseases,” he added.

They are also expected to create considerable employment opportunities for clinical, administrative, and managerial personnel across Nigeria’s six geo-political zones, all while building the capacity of clinical personnel in advanced procedures, diagnostics, and treatment modalities, in accordance with the administration’s eight priority areas.

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