The Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) today commissioned a new 32-room Amenity complex at the Permanent site of the tertiary Health Institution situated at Lamingo, Plateau State.
The Chief Medical Director of JUTH, Prof. Edmund Banwat while receiving the keys to the completed amenity complex couldn’t hide his joy for the completion of the project that commenced sometime in 2018.
He disclosed that since the Hospital moved to its permanent site, the management have made concerted efforts to ensure that infrastructural deficit which is posing monumental challenge to the Health Institution is addressed as it is obvious from the projects being executed aside the existing structures.
He said the sum of Six Hundred Million Naira (N650,000,000) was utilized from the initial to the final stage of the amenity complex project, the furnishing inclusive.
Prof. Banwat hinted that the organization is targeting the first quarter of 2022 for the completion and commissioning of certain ongoing projects such as the new Psychiatry Ward, store department and renovation of Health Centre Zamko.
He announced that three billion Naira Radiotherapy Centre is in the pipeline to bring succour to patients who travel to Lagos, Ibadan, Sokoto and other parts of the Country to access radiotherapy services.
He reiterate the commitment of the organization towards ensuring that citizens get quality healthcare services.
In his remarks while handing over the complex to the management, the Chief Executive Officer of Adex Press and Allied Services and Contractor of the project, Mr. Andrew Ibu lauded the management for the critical roles it played in the successful completion of the project.
He said despite the astronomical hike in the prices of building materials, standard and integrity were not compromised all through the project.
While dedicating the project, His Lordship Bishop Benjamin Kwashi, the Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Jos and and archbishop of the Ecclesiastical Province of Jos in the Church of Nigeria charged health professionals not to allow the quest for money override their professional calling.
He urged them to give greater attention to saving lives and commended them for the roles they are playing in improving public health.
He called on government at all levels not to withhold the entitlements of health practitioners but give their welfare and working condition greater attention in order for them to perform optimally.
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