Ndigbo Unity Forum Decries Poor Infrastructure, Services At Ekwueme Teaching Hospital


Ndigbo Unity Forum (NUF), has decried the poor State of infrastructure and services at Alex Ekwueme Teaching Hospital, Abakiliki in Ebonyi State.

The group in a statement in Abakiliki, signed by NUF Publicity Secretary, Chief Unah Zachius Unah, lamented that there was no enough space for patients in the tertiary hospital, forcing some of patients to lie on the bare floor during emergencies.

The forum further urged FG to complete projects and charged staff to wake up to their duties.

According to the forum, some of the air conditioners are not functioning while the toilets in some of wards, especially the orthopaedic section have since stopped working.

“More pathetic is the indifferent and insensitivity of some medical personnel due to poor attitude to work.

“Some of these workers including medical personnel especially Nurses who have negative attitude towards the patience especially in emergency ward of the hospital.” the statement read. 

The group noted that the hospital is a new one, wondering why such facilities like toilets, air-conditioners and others facilities would fail so soon.

NUF tasked the management and staff of the teaching hospital to wake up to their responsibilities to achieve the purpose of the institution.

Noting that the hospital needed serious financial attention both from the Federal Government and the state government, the group said that efforts should be made to complete the new buildings under construction to enable it face its glaring challenges.

They however noted that there are exceptions among staff as some  approached their duties with fear of God and professionalism.

Efforts to get the image maker of the teaching hospital, Mr. Orji Uzodimma to respond however failed as his phone was ringing with no response.