FCT Minister, Senator Bala Mohammed
By Senator Iroegbu and Christabel Adah
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has stated its commitment to continue in its responsive approach to the health challenges of the FCT residents as it strives to give the populace proper health care service.
The Secretary, Health and Human Services Secretariat, Dr. Ademola Onakomaiya disclosed at the weekend in Abuja during the commissioning of the Medical Imaging Unit at Gwarimpa General Hospital.
Onakomaiya said: “The provision of this very important machine is a demonstration of government’s commitment to the health care needs of this community. Let me also add that we shall continue to be responsive to the health challenges of our people.
“The importance of this Medical Imaging Unit cannot be over emphasized I therefore believe that the patients, the clinicians, the hospital and the populace of FCT will be positively impacted by the services of this Unit and I look forward to a healthier community.”
He further stated that the functions of the machine are mainly diagnostic, and are gradually acquiring therapeutic functions that have been expanding especially in the developed world.
Adding that, the Medical Imaging Unit is the special eyes of the physician to see beyond what physical senses are able to grasp, stressing that without this Unit, the physician in many cases is almost like a pilot flying blind.
The Health Secretary also assured that FCTA will continue to support and motivate the health sector with the goal of taking it to an excellent level.
Earlier, the Medical Director, Gwarimpa general Hospital Dr. Anthony Momoh commended FCTA in its unrelenting effort to improve the facilities at hospital.
“The hospital, having passed through a lot of transformational upgrading, it has gotten to the place where it is presently, and we are persuaded that it is still going higher,” he said.