For improving the quality of healthcare services to FCT residents of the city and those from neigbouring states, the FCT Administration has received commendation from media practitioners.
The commendation was contained in a letter by leadership of journalists covering the activities of the FCTA, and addressed to to the FCT minister, Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello.
According to the letter, the commendation became necessary due to the successful lower spine surgery carried on the corps’ chairman Mr Attah Ikharo. The surgery was done to address a bone disk prolapse on his lumbar vertebra, precisely between Lumber 4 and 5.
They added that a surgery many prefer to undergo in ‘more sophisticated’ private hospitals, both home and abroad was carried out at a general or district hospital as it is called in Abuja.
The men of the pen profession that their believe in government-owned health facilities and the services being rendered has been further strengthened.
Also, commended in the letter are the General Manager of the FCT hospital management Board, Dr Aminu Mai and the Medical director of the hospital, Dr Uche Afiomah, who were very supportive and ensure that the surgery went well.
Furthermore, the members of the fourth estate of the realm, specially singled out the Doctor/ Neuro surgeon, Dr Alvan Okachukwu, who led the medical team that carried out the over seven-hour comprehensive surgery, for commendation also.
They however charged the FCT Administration not to relent but work harder to build more health institutions due to the massive influx of people into the nation’s capital city on daily basis.