FCT Hospitals Attended To Over .4m Patients In 6 Months – Minister

Bala_MohammedThe 12 Secondary Hospitals and Health Institutions under the FCT Administration attended to a total number of 413,642 patients from mid August 2013 and mid February 2014.
The FCT Minister, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed CON, made this disclosure at the weekend after meeting with some senior officials of the FCT Health and Human Services Secretariat in his office, at Area 11, Garki I District, Abuja.
The Minister revealed that out of this, 248,099 patients were for General Out Patient comprising of 152,447 adults, 85,012 children and 10,640 accident & emergency cases.
“These health institutions include Rubochi, Abaji, Kwali, Kuje, Karshi, Nyanya, Bwari, Kubwa General Hospitals as well as Asokoro, Maitama, Wuse and Gwarinpa District Hospitals,” he stressed.
The Minister further disclosed that a total number of 60,271 pregnant women attended the free antenatal programme of the FCT Administration between the same period comprising of 14,517 and 45,752; new and old registered pregnant women respectively.
Senator Mohammed also revealed that under specialist clinics like gynecology, surgical, medical, pediatrics, dental, ophthalmology as well as HIV/AIDS; about 91,012 were attended to in the FCT Hospitals.
According to him, a total number of 14,260 patients were officially admitted in the FCT Health facilities during the same period under review with 10,644 patients discharged.
He remarked that the FCT Administration’s secondary hospitals recorded 9,652 deliveries during the period with 7,747 as normal deliveries; 1,865 C/S deliveries and 14 numbers of instrumental deliveries.
The Minister reiterated that there were 3,467 surgical operations comprising of 2,250 major; 520 intermediate and 697 minor operations.
Senator Mohammed assured that the FCT Administration is more than ever committed to deliver quality health services to the residents of the Federal Capital Territory in line with the Transformation Agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan.
Meanwhile, the Secretary of the FCT Health and Human Services, Dr. Ademola Onakomaiya said that his Secretariat is striving to complete three cottage hospitals under construction in Gwagwalda, Shere and Dei-Dei.
Dr. Onakomaiya stated that these cottage hospitals that are at various advanced stages of completion would be commissioned before the end of this fiscal year 2014.

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