Anambra Deputy Governor inaugurates ASHIA projects at Enugwu-Ukwu General Hospital


THE Anambra Deputy Governor, Nkem Okeke, on Sept. 9, inaugurated some projects executed by the Anambra State Health Insurance Agency, ASHIA, at the Enugwu-Ukwu General Hospital.

The projects are 5KVA Hybrid Solar System, an Ultrasound scan machine and an automated grass cutting the maternity ward of Enugwu-Ukwu General Hospital.

Okeke said that “the doctors can scan the pregnant women, do their routine examinations and be able to diagnose in good time if there is a problem and provide the needed assistance.”

The Commissioner for Health, Vincent Okpala, who was also present at the event, commended Simeon Onyemaechi, the Executive Secretary of ASHIA for a job well done, saying he should continue the good works and never relent.

He promised to accord him all the necessary assistance when needed.

The Chief Medical Director of Enugwu-Ukwu General Hospital, Dr William Onwuocha, praised Governor Willie Obiano and Dr Onyemaechi for the accomplished projects.

“Dr Onyemaechi promised to provide the equipment for us last two weeks and today he has fulfilled his promise. So, I thank him for the immediate and efficient way he executed the projects.

“The equipment will be well-managed and taken care of by qualified personnel.

“The solar system has provided electricity power to this ward and the labour room since its installation.

“There have not been a power outage since the installation, the staff members and patients are really happy and thankful.’’

Dr Onyemaechi, while speaking to the media team said he was giving credit to Gov. Obiano at whose initiative ASHIA was brought in to lead developments in the health sector.

“When the Governor set up ASHA, it became a game changer in the health sector because it is supposed to solve the problem of healthcare financing in the state.

“The developments we have here is the efficient and effective management of ASHIA resources. This is just the first of many of such needs based on interventions to come for our public facilities.’


– Sept. 12, 2020 @ 10:25 GMT |

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