CMD seeks support for University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital

The Chief Medical Director of the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH),  Prof. Ahmed Ahidjo, has called for collaborative support to the hospital from stakeholders in the healthcare delivery to enable it enhance quality health care service delivery in the northeast.

The CMD made the call in an interview with the newsmen in Maiduguri.


Ahidjo said the hospital deserved support from all levels of government, individuals and corporate organizations to enable it to meet the challenges posed by astronomical population growth.

“I am calling on the good people of Borno and organizations to support the hospital, to enable it to reposition and enhance its operations.


“Many health personnel left and there is high influx of people into Maiduguri due to insurgency, the trend overstretches our capacity to meet the specialized health needs of the society.

“We need support to improve the personnel and their skills; initiate new programmes and upgrade existing facilities to provide quality health care services in the northeast,” he said.

According to him, the management has initiated viable projects to upgrade of hospital’s bed-capacity and facilities, staff capacity development and improvement of personnel welfare.

Ahidjo said the hospital had embarked on construction of ultra modern trauma centre to address medical complications and health needs of persons affected by the conflict in the region.

He explained that the centre was designed with about 150-bed capacity; accident and emergency unit, surgery, orthopaedics, obstetrics and gynaecology, among others


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