Emeka Okwuosa, Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Oilserv will on Thursday unveil an ultra-modern hospital, complete with equipment for open-heart surgery, kidney transplant and treatment of other critical health challenges at Oraifite, Ekwusigo Council Area, Anambra State.
The Hospital also has a state-of-the-art diagnostic centre and is one of its kind East of Niger and in the federation as a whole.
The Executive Director of Sir Emeka Okwuosa Foundation, Azuka Okwuosa, said the foundation was embarking on the hospital project to abridge the gap created by the failure of the medical service centres, like general hospitals and health centres, to provide cures for critical health challenges that take many outside the country and lead to untimely deaths among those who are unable to travel outside the country for medical treatment.
President Muhammadu Buhari also congratulated Engineer Okwuosa, on the commissioning of the world-class hospital.
The President said the inauguration of the hospital on May 12, is a demonstration of public-spiritedness, love and care for the deprived and underprivileged, commending same to all high net-worth individuals round the country.
President Buhari described the multi-billion naira Dame Irene Okwuosa Memorial Hospital that will dispense health care to the people of Oraifite and surrounding communities as “a worthy example of partnering with government, which cannot solely meet all the essential needs of our teeming population.”
“The hospital, a general facility but with a special interest in cardiothoracic services, President Buhari notes, is a step further in the philanthropic activities of Okwuosa, long known for his humanitarian gestures to society.
“The 27-bedded free hospital, an investment in advanced medicine, President Buhari submits, is a way in which the Oilserv boss is shining the light, “and it behoves other blessed and successful people in society to follow suit.”