ALL is now set for the official opening of the Multi Million Naira ultra modern Peter and Anna Bawa Memorial Hospital, Kwande in Qua’an-Pan Local Government Area of Plateau State.
Built by Peter Bawa and Anna Foundation, the 50 – bed hospital will be commissioned by His Excellency the Governor of Plateau State and Chairman Northern Governors Forum, Rt Hon Simon, CON, KSGG, Esq., on October 20, 2022. to flag off the commencement of full and official operations at the facility.
Miskoom Larry Peters Bawa, the Goena (Barade) of Kwo Chiefdom and member, Board of Trustees of the Peter Bawa and Anna Foundation, who disclosed this recently, after a facility tour of the hospital in Kwande, said the ceremony will attract top State and Local Governments functionaries, traditional rulers and other personalities.
Miskoom Bawa said as a prelude to the commissioning, the Hospital will run a Free Medical Outreach for members of the community and its environs from October 18 to the date of commissioning.
He further disclosed that all the necessary equipments, drugs and other essential materials for the take off are already in place.
Giving an insight of the facilities at the hospital, Miskoom Larry Peters disclosed that it has 50 beds, with 6 male and female Wards in addition to Children and Maternity wards, adding that doctors and other essential professional personnel have been employed to provide the needed services.
According to the Board member, the Hospital is equipped with major facilities to include Ultrasound scan, ECHO and EGG. Laboratories, Ambulance and mortuary, while the services to be rendered include medical, surgical, maternity, neonatal and other specialized care.
Also available at the hospital, according to him are radiological, oxygen facilities and all the facilities and or equipments, recommended by the medical team for effective performance.
He added that the establishment of the Peter Bawa and Anna Memorial Hospital in Kwande was informed by the Foundation’s desire to give back to the people of the community and it’s environs, as a way of appreciating God’s faithfulness to the Peter Bawa family.
He further disclosed that the idea behind the establishment of the hospital was also based on the philosophy of the Foundation to provide ” modern health facilities for underserved rural areas”, adding that the provision of such services will assist in ending “unnecessary deaths and suffering ” of the people within the area, who hitherto have to long distances.
Miskoom Bawa stated that apart from the provision of medical services, he believes that the establishment of Hospital will create jobs, boost the economy of the area and open other opportunities that will better the lives of members of the community and it’s environs.
It will be recalled that preparatory to the October 20, 2022 date, the Chairman of Qua’an-Pan Local Government Council, Hon Ernest Abner Da’a, through his Deputy Hon Helen Henniet Wapmuk and the Paramount ruler of Kwo Chiefdom, HRH Miskoom Fidelis Longtoe Attahiru I, undertook facility visits to the Hospital to ascertain the level of readiness for the commissioning.
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