• Tue. Oct 4th, 2022

    MRS. ADA AJUNWA: Wives Of 39th Regular Course, Donates Ultrasound, Diathermy Mechanics To Nigerian Navy Reference Hospital, Ojo

    ByHyacinth Chinweuba

    Sep 14, 2022


    The wives of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna’s 39th Regular Course have given medical supplies to the Nigerian Navy Reference Hospital (NNRH), in Navy Town, Ojo, Lagos.

    The “39th Regular Course Angels,” led by the wife of the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 81 Division, Nigerian Army, Dr (Mrs) Ada Ajunwa, unveiled the medical equipment, which comprised an Ultrasound and Diathermy Mechanics.

    The members under the umbrella: 39th Regular Course United Welfare Association was formed to cater for the needs of both servicing and retired members as well as members of the society.

    On behalf of the Commander of the Nigerian Navy Reference Hospital in Ojo, Surgeon Captain Ahmadu Shehu Mohammed, who was unavoidably absent due to exigency of responsibilities, the GOC’s wife and the entourage of other Angels were welcomed at the NNRH by Surgeon Commander Chidiebere Anyanwu.

    In honour of their 35th year of Service to mankind and the Nigerian Army, the officers of Course 39 NDA purchased the equipment.

    Prior to the equipment being unveiled at the hospital’s Medical Imagery Centre, Mrs. Ada Ajunwa stated that the 39th RC Welfare Association had thought about donating hospital equipment because healthcare is one of the issues that directly affects people’s lives.

    “Our spouses considered it and decided that medical equipment was the best to use. Along with helping military personnel, civilian employees, and friends of the military, they have helped countless orphans”

    “In addition, it has a plan to connect with a lot of groups and people, including hospitals, patients who are ill, widows, and their families. The 35th year of Service was commemorated from September 12 through September 18, 2022. In the Kaduna hospital, some medical equipment is also donated, Ajunwa said.

    Surgeon Commander Chidiebere Anyanwu, who spoke with Newsmen, claimed that the equipment will greatly help the hospital perform procedures while cutting down on recovery time.

    “Instead of transferring pregnant women from the maternity room to the imaging center, “we would deploy the ultrasound machine to the maternity room to enable us to scan them. After scanning them, we’d decide whether they should undergo an operation or give birth naturally.

    “While the diathermy machine will reduce blood loss during operations. It will also significantly cut down on how long the procedure takes, how much blood we lose, and how often we require blood transfusions” Anyanwu said.

    Nigerian Navy Reference Hospital, Ojo, is Navy’s apex hospital. It is the two multi-specialist tertiary health care facilities operated by the Nigerian Navy with 150 beds capacity. It is the only government tertiary health care facility located in the densely populated environ stretching from Orile to Badagry.

    It had modest beginnings in the early 1980s, but on 1 March 1985, the late Rear Admiral Augustus Aikhomu commissioned it to cater for the health care needs of naval troops, their families, and local residents in the Lagos region.

    Hyacinth Chinweuba

    HYACINTH Chinweuba is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of Hybrid News Nigeria.

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