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ASHIA to provide ultrasound machines, solar lights at Enugwu Ukwu General Hospital



EXECUTIVE Secretary, Anambra State Health Insurance Agency (ASHIA), Simeon Onyemaechi has said that  the agency will provide solar powered lights and ultrasound machines at the Enugwu Ukwu General Hospital.

  This is to improve the quality of services rendered to beneficiaries of ASHIA at the hospital.

  “The solar powered lights being provided will power the hospital in case of power outage, especially at nights and also provides ultrasound scan machine, which is essential in management of pregnant women.

  Dr Onyemaechi, also Special Adviser to Governor Obiano on Health, said this at Enugwu Ukwu General Hospital during a meeting with the hospital staff.

  Head of Administrative Department of the hospital, Mrs C. N. Uzoigwe expressed appreciation as they anticipate a proposed intervention by ASHIA.

  “Patients keep coming everyday but we have to refer them to other hospitals since we can’t help it; we are pleading with ASHIA to help to equip our hospital with scanning machines.”

  Matron-in-Charge of Infant Welfare Unit, Mrs Loretta Okonkwo, expressed happiness with the government and ASHIA for the good work they were doing.

  According to her, I benefited from ASHIA when I took ill last month, but was examined and treated almost free of charge, because I paid only 10 per cent of the bill for drugs.

  She, however, pleaded with state government to revisit the new hospital structure still under construction, which had yet to be completed.

  Deputy Director, Nursing, Mrs Rosemary Okafor, praised the proposed intervention from ASHIA, saying it was a welcome development.

She assured the ASHIA boss that they would handle the equipment with utmost care.

  Dr Uche Okeke, a medical doctor at the hospital expressed his delight over the promised equipment.

  He requested for a call room for doctors which was a challenge, especially for those at night duties who have nowhere to stay. 

  Dr Onyemaechi earlier commended the nurses at the maternity ward for their neatness and the orderliness of the wards. He urged them to keep up the good work.

 The ASHIA boss promised that working with the management of the hospital, they would utilise their capitation and fee-for-service to improve on existing structure for the greater good of Anambra residents.

  He hailed the state for establishing ASHIA, which had become a veritable tool for funding healthcare delivery in the state.

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