FG Inaugurates Free Medical Outreach
The Federal Government has inaugurated free medical outreach to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the National Hospital.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, while declaring activities of the anniversary opened, said the free medical outreach was to improve on the health of the people.
Moustapha who was represented by Dr Amina Shamaki the Permanent Secretary, Special Services, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, said the outreach was to encourage people to attend to their health needs.
"This activity is commendable because it will serve as an opportunity for people that do not know that hospitals exist and should seek help, they are now aware and will come out.
"And, it is expected that this activity is not done once but every six months, to encourage our people to take care of their health and also make sure that the health indices of the country improve.’’
Earlier, Dr. Jafaru Momoh, the Chief Medical Director of the hospital promised to renew efforts towards improved healthcare delivery.
He noted that the hospital was a national centre of excellence in cancer care, Neonatology, In-Virto fertilization, with sub-regional level one trauma centre.
News Agency of Nigeria reports that the National Hospital established on Sept. 1, 1999, with 200 hospital beds, 400 members of staff and 30 specialists consultants currently has 450 beds, 2000 staff members and 120 specialist consultants in various fields. (NAN)