UCH now has a N300m war-chest gotten from FG to improve its healthcare services in Ibadan
The management of the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan will be able to improve the quality of health services being offered by the tertiary teaching hospital as a result of a special intervention fund announced by the Nigerian ministry of health to boost healthcare services at tertiary hospitals nationwide.
HealthNewsNG reported that the Hon. Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole said the Federal Government would provide special intervention funds for Tertiary and Specialists Hospitals in Nigeria. According to the minister, the UCH Ibadan and every other teaching hospital would get the sum of N300 Million each. The gesture would also be extended to Federal Medical Centres N120 Million, while each fistula centre and specialists hospital would receive N120 Million each to improve healthcare delivery in the facilities.
This announcement was when the health ministerwas speaking in Abuja at the opening ceremony of the National Executive Council Meeting of National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD).
He noted that beyond the intervention in the federal facilities, the federal government would also make special intervention at hospitals in each of the six geo- political zones in the country.
“In our 2018 budget proposal we plan to install a chemotherapy centre in all federal health facilities and the government is building capacity for surgical oncology across the country. Each of the centres will have a capacity for either cardiac or renal cancer treatment but Maiduguri has opted for trauma centre in addition to cardiac or renal”
“As we move on, things will get better for the hospitals offering more opportunities for training,” he said.
The Minister expressed the need for health professionals to join politics to improve their working condition and health facilities
“The more doctors we have at the National and State Assemblies and as State Governors the better for Nigeria’s health system. At the Senate Committee on Health there is one doctor, and there is no harm in having more than two doctors in such committee to make a change,” he said.