Okwuosa Cardiology and Dialysis Centre

Buhari Commends Okwuosa On Dialysis Centre’s Inauguration


President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Engineer Emeka Okwuosa, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Oilserv, on the opening of a world-class cardiology and dialysis centre built by his foundation, Emeka Okwuosa Foundation.

On Thursday, Okwuosa will inaugurate a multi-million dollar Cardiology Medical Centre in the Oraifite, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State, a facility that is believed to be best in Nigeria that may soon turn into a teaching hospital.

While reacting, President Buhari stated that the hospital’s inauguration was a show of public spiritedness, love, and care, commending the same to all high net-worth individuals in the country.

In a press statement read by his spokesperson, Mr. Femi Adesina read in part: “President Buhari describes the multi-billion naira Dame Irene Okwuosa Memorial Hospital that will dispense health care to the people of Oraifite and surrounding communities as “a worthy example of partnering with government, which cannot solely meet all the essential needs of our teeming population”. The hospital, a general facility but with special interest in cardio-thoracic services, President Buhari notes, is a step further in the philanthropic activities of Okwuosa, long known for his humanitarian gestures to society. The 27-bedded free hospital, an investment in advanced medicine, President Buhari submits, is a way in which the Oilserv boss is shining the light, “and it behooves other blessed and successful people in society to follow suit.”

The Emeka Okwuosa Foundation had held a town hall meeting about the facility two weeks ago. The foundation explained that the management would, amongst other things, groom young talents and medical professionals in Nigeria.

Mr. Aghomishe Ogaga, the Manager of the facility, described the hospital as the medical hope of the South-east and Nigeria generally. According to him, “This is a multi-million dollars investment in advanced medical science, with specialties in critical care management and automated surgery procedures. There are also adequate plans for transitioning to a teaching hospital in grooming young talents and medical professionals in Nigeria. The facility employs highly skilled medical experts in cardiology, nephrology, and critical care from all over the world. A critical health issue like open heart surgery is done here. Specialist doctors from the United States of America under Voom Foundation are assured to be on ground.”

Cardiology equipment such digital Cath laboratories, high definition 128 slides CT scans, digital ex-ray systems, direct on bed oxygen delivery, automated ventilators, ICU unit, state-of-the-art theaters had all been installed in the facility.

He stated the facility was also for kidney transplants and kidney dialysis, further adding that the facility would take both primary and tertiary healthcare services to doorsteps of people of the South East.