Spokesman for President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina has said a new teaching hospital built by Ebonyi Governor Dave Umahi in his Uburu village would ebb medical tourism by affluent Nigerians including his principal.
Mr Femi stated this in an article published on his Facebook pageon Thursday, while lauding Mr Umahi for building a world class medical center in Ebonyi.
“We have always demanded for world class medical institutions in the country, so that Nigerians do not spend so much on medical tourism,” Mr Adesina said. “Well, here comes one. In the King David University, there’s a 500-bed teaching hospital, which would compete with the very best in advanced countries of the world.”
Mr Umahi had established the King David University of Medical Sciences in his native Uburu, Ohaozara Local Government Area. The university was accredited to commence teaching of 17 medical related courses in July 2021. The institution has been handed over to the Catholics Bishop Conference of Nigeria to manage.