By Ewa Innocent, The Sight News
Abakaliki: Ebonyi state government has announced plans to commence the production of dialyzers in the state teaching hospital located at Uburu, Ohaozara local government area, for the treatment of renal kidney patients.
Governor David Umahi announced this during the 7-11th combined convocation ceremony of Ebonyi state university, held at its permanent site, Ezzangbo.
The governor who thanked the university for their academic excellence, charged the graduates to be good ambassadors of the institution.
He explained that the ultra modern teaching hospital being built by the state government in Uburu, Ohaozara local government area, would soon be commissioned to provide the needed health services.
Umahi, announced that over N3 billion has been mapped out for the provision of medical facilities, stressing that the hospital will provide specialised health services in line with the global best practices.
“We are building a teaching hospital and will soon commence the production of dialyzers which is the most expensive part in the management of dialysis for kidney patients.
“We are building a kidney transplant there, liver transplant, we have the dialysis centre,we also have the best eye centre there”, he said.
In his address, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Chigozie Ogbu, said, the objective of Umahi’s led administration was to develop the university to rank as one of the best in the world, stressing that the university has recorded significant progress and growth in the area of teaching and learning, as it has strengthened its programmes in line with the National University Commission standard.
“We have embarked on strengthening our programmes in line with the National University standard and creating a conducive environment for learning”, he said.
The convocation ceremony which was attended by people of all walks of life, including the former Chief of Army Staff, General Azubuike Ihejirika, featured the award of first degrees, postgraduates degrees and honorary degrees to the well deserved personalities who have contributed immensely to the state and national developments.
They include; the former governor of old Anambra state,Senator Jim Nwobodo; the former governor of Ebonyi state, Chief Martin Elechi; the former General Officer Commanding Lagos garrison, Major General. Obi Umahi,and a renowned industrialist and Chief Executive, Ibeto Group of Companies, Chief Clement Ibeto.