FMC Hong kick-Start Clinical Services For The Public
From Umar Dankano,Yola.
The new Federal Medical Centre Hong has commenced clinical services to the populace in the area.
Medical Director of the hospital, professor Nyandaiti Yakubu in his welcome address at the opening ceremony im Hong Monday said was a General hospital before it’s upgrading to FMC on the 7th April, 2020.
Prof. Yakubu applauded the effort of president Muhammadu Buhari for making the dream a reality under his administration noting that it’s presence will ease the difficulties in accessing healthcare services.
Yakubu stated that the hospital will attend to the needs of the people of northern Adamawa, Borno and parts of Chad and Cameroon republics who have to travel hundreds of kilometers to access tertiary medical care.
He announced that the hospital is well equipped and has state of the art facilities to provide effective and efficient services to the people of the area.
“The hospital has well equipped 100-bed mother and child friendly complex with state of the art equipment with 20 incubators, ultrasound machines, oxygen concentrators, ventilators and equipment theatre units with 120 KVA solar energy that power the complex.
“It has a 23 bed maternal and child referral centers, a 14 bed accident and emergency unit and a patient waiting area. It has a 22 body equipped mortuary, a functional oxygen plant with the capacity to supply 8.5 cubic units of oxygen per hour. The hospital has built 10 units of 2 bedroom houses for staff and a modern incinerator,” he said.
In his remarks,Chairman of Hong
local government, Inuwa Warada stated that with the kick-starting of clinical services at the facility, all speculations regarding the hospital shall be put to rest.
He assured that Hong local government authorities will provide a certificate of occupancy to the hospital and the C of O will be presented to the management of the hospital in due course.
Also in his address, Hon. Yusuf Captain Buba, the member representing Hong/Gombi federal constituency, who sponsored the bill for the establishment of the health center said the hospital will bring a lot of succor to his constituents as well as people from Borno and even neighbouring countries.
He thanked president Muhammadu Buhari, SGF, Boss Mustapha, senate president, Ahmed Lawal, speaker house of representatives Femi Gbajabiamila, members of the national assembly and governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri for their support which culminated to the establishment of the hospital.
He also thanked traditional rulers from the area for their doggedness and commitment to the establishment of the medical center.