CMD wants improved equipment in FMC Yenagoa


Dr Dennis Alagoa, Chief Medical Director (CMD), Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Yenagoa, Bayelsa has stressed the need for improved equipment in the hospital for effective service delivery.

Alagoa made the call on Tuesday in Yenagoa, during the assessment tour of the hospital by the Governing Board led by Mr Omale Omale.

According to him, out of the five sets of 500 KVA generator donated to the hospital 15 years ago, only one was currently functional.

“We have been using small generators to support the various departments, and the hospital is expanding, from 40 bedded in 1999 to 455 bedded hospital at the moment.” he stated.

“We need some modern equipment, especially in radio diagnostic department; we also lack scan, thermogram are not working and we also need ventilators.

“The hospital needs things in our dialectic centres, and currently, we have only two suits theatre in the entire state, we need to expand all these scopes.

“There are also no monitors in housing emergency units, among others,’’ he said.

Alagoa who commended the Federal Government for donating an ambulance to the hospital recently, however said that more equipment was needed to get the place running effectively.

Earlier, Mr Omale Omale, Chairman, Governing Board, commended the management of the hospital for their hard work in ensuring that the hospital was operational.

“We the governing board have interacted with the management; we have also toured the facilities and get first-hand information.

“Yes! Most of the facilities here need improvement to maximize the objective of the hospital,” Omale said.

He pledged his support to the centre to ensure that its proposal would be looked into positively. (NAN)

– Apr. 10, 2018 @ 15:55 GMT |

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