Prof Ugboaja reaffirms commitment to make NAUTH rank among the best 3 in 2030, as he commissions solar energy system at consultants’ lounge

Prof Ugboaja in red cap and his Management team

The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Nnewi, Anambra State, Professor Joseph Ugboaja has reaffirmed the commitment of his administration to make the hospital rank among the best three in Nigeria in the year 2030.

He disclosed this at the temporary site on the occasion of the switching-on and hand-over of sola electricity facility his administration installed at the consultant lounge.

Professor Ugboaja commended the NAUTH Medical and Dental Consultant Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) under the leadership of Dr Victor Modekwe for their thoughtfulness in initiating the project geared towards ensuring a conducive atmosphere for the consultants.

He said the management decided to fund the project for the reasons of complementing the refurbishing and rebranding the lounge which he disclosed the management did under the immediate past executive led by Dr Ilokanuno Chinedu.

“The second and perhaps most important reason is to keep faith with one of our strategic pillars which is improved welfare and workplace for all members of our staff, especially the senior ones. This underlines our involvement in refurbishing and even providing new lounges and offices for our staff members and union.

“Our efforts at achieving our vision of ranking among the best three hospitals in Nigeria by the year 2030 remains very much on course and there is no gainsaying the fact that we can’t achieve this vision without the active support of MDCAN and its members.

“That is why, even in the face of severe economic constraints, we have continued to recruit more members into the MDCAN forum in order to beef up the numbers, strengthen the existing units, create new units and provide a large pool of human resource for further training and development as part of our human capital development strategy.

“Our infrastructure development of the permanent site is ongoing and we are not relenting in our push towards the 3rd phase movement of wards and units to the permanent site this year. This will include the department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Medical, Surgical, maternity and gynaecology wards. Others are the Accident & Emergency units with its theaters and ICU, Paediatric complex, the antenatal clinic as well as the VIP Clinics and wards. The SOP will move to their brand new Clinic with more clinic spaces and better ambiance.

“We intend to commence intramural specialist services leveraging on our completed VIP Clinic and Amenity ward to boost services and extend services also to the upper class. We will continue to carry MDCAN along in our policy initiatives, thrusts and implementation strategies to ensure that everybody is up to speed with our objectives and methodologies.

“The management condemns in very strong terms the recent unlawful and illegal arrest and intimidation of one of our Neurosurgeons, Dr Ekweogu Offodile by a member of the Anambra NPF. We had since reached out to the leadership of the NPF in Anambra State and has been assured that the culprit will be summarily dealt with to serve as a deterrent to others. We have confidence in the current leadership of NPF in Anambra State to deal with this matter. We are also in contact with both the MDCAN and NMA leadership.

“I thank the members of NAUTH Management team in supporting all our assistance to MDCAN and indeed for all their sacrifices and great contributions towards achieving our set objectives and ultimately, our vision. I congratulate our CMAC, Prof Ezejiofor Ogochukwu on the well-deserved renewal of his tenure and encourage him not to rest on his oars. To whom much is given, much is also expected. I appeal to MDCAN members to continue to corporate with, and assist
him in delivering on his mandate. It is to the benefit of our institution.

“Finally, I want to appreciate all our senior colleagues and professors who have continued to support, encourage and guide us in this journey of transforming NAUTH. I remain very appreciative and feels hugely indebted. I equally thank in a special way the current MDCAN Executive under the leadership of Dr Modekwe Victor for their support and collaboration so far. I truly appreciate those. Though, it hasn’t been easy, I want to assure you that we remain committed, focused and undaunted in our resolve to totally transform our institution to rank among the best in the country.

“Therefore, in thanksgiving to God for his numerous mercies and favours for us, I wish to now cut this tape in order to switch on the solar energy to power our consultants lounge to His own glory and for the good of all who will use this lounge, in the name of the father, the son and the holy ghost, “he concluded.

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