The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has directed that the 135-bed Karu General Hospital be opened for immediately.
The minister, who in company of the FCT Permanent Secretary, Dr. Babatope Ajakaiye, inspected the health facility in Karu, a suburb of Abuja on Wednesday, gave the directive to the FCT Health and Human Services Secretariat.
He said the coming on board of the Karu General Hospital was expected to take enormous pressure off the Asokoro District Hospital, Nyanya General Hospital as well as Maitama District Hospital.
The Karu General Hospital was initially a 225-bed facility built by the FCT Administration with 40% of the hospital leased to Primus Super Specialty Hospital (an Indian Hospital) for management.
Malam Bello further directed that the hospital should immediately commence General Out Patent Department (GOPD) services, antenatal services and that the mortuary be opened to the public, in addition to the Behavioural Medicine Unit that had since been operational in the hospital.
The Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretariat, Mrs. Alice Odey-Achu and the Medical Director of the Karu General Hospital, Dr. Marcus Mamman, led the minister and his entourage round the entire secondary health facility.
Meanwhile, the minister has paid an unscheduled visit to the Zuba Hospital where he instructed that it should commence operation by May 1, 2017.
The acting secretary of health and human services secretariat, assured that the hospital would commence operation on the appointed date.
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