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State Of The Art Hospital Built For 41 Million In Awka Ibom Has Been Shut Down.

By Akingbola sanu 17/10/06 12:50 pm

-After several protests from the people of Awka Ibom asking for a good medical care Centre that would cater for the needs of the people,the Government finally listened and obliged.Two years ago, a state of the Art hospital was built and commissioned by the administration of former governor, Godswill Akpabio.The Ibom Specialist Hospital in Uyo started operation and almost all the health workers in the hospital were foreigners, mostly from India.Mr. Akpabio had boasted that the hospital, which he described as ‘world class’, was better equipped and higher in status than university teaching hospitals in Nigeria, and that it was going to promote medical tourism in the country.The multi-million dollar hospital was shut down in September after its private managers terminated their contract with the state government and withdrew from the facility. Some persons who had worked in the hospital said that the private managers.Cardiocare Medical Services Ltd  left because of unresolved issues bordering on funding by the state government.

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