Senate Committee on Oversight Visit Hospitals & NIPRD
The first port of call was the 350 bed University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada which due to its proximity to the highway, the Chief Medical Director, Dr. Peter Alabi says it’s major project the Trauma Centre needs prompt attention as appropriated funds from the National Assembly is usually not promptly released.
The lawmakers also visited the Federal Staff Hospital Jabi donated by China, which has been elevated to a functional medical centre. The Medical Director, Dr. Chinwe Igwilo told the committee that capital projects in the hospital need funds to be completed.
At NIPRD which started the operation in 1989, the Director General, Professor Karnigus Gamaniel said Research and Development as it’s done all over the world needs funding.