The Garki Hospital, Abuja, says it has trained medical personnel and rendered services during the concession by the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA).
The hospital’s Vice-Chairman, Dr Ibrahim Wada, disclosed this in Abuja on Wednesday during a courtesy call on Malam Adamu Bappah, the Secretary, FCTA Health and Human Services Secretariat (HHSS).
Wada, who was accompanied by the management staff, said that the hospital in the past 11 years had changed the course of medical practice in many ways in the territory.
He said that the hospital had trained many house officers and embarked on residency training to help doctors deliver quality service to patients.
He added that the hospital made some investments in the intensive care and Magnetic Resource Imaging (MRI) units.
“We have done major surgeries that are not typical of general hospitals.
“We have also employed a lot of Nigerians and we are training many more at the level of doctors and specialists.
“We are running a fairly efficient service that can be developed further from where we are for the good of the country,” he said.
He commended the Federal Government and the FCTA and urged them to extend such gesture to other public hospitals to enhance healthcare delivery to the people.
“This opportunity is great; the Public Private Partnership (PPP) has changed the course of medical practice in many ways in the country.
“If this is a good model after they have studied it, then it can still be replicated but the decision is not ours, it is the Federal Government and the FCTA.
“If they consider this worthy of their experiment then it should be for the good of all.
“It will end in 2022, but we are hoping that if it is good, then we will go beyond that period. We have contributed to a change in this country,” he said.
Responding, Bappah thanked the hospital’s personnel for their hard work and support for healthcare delivery to FCT residents.
He however advised the hospital staff not to take their duties lightly to ensure good service delivery to the public.
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