Exciting Milestone at Godfrey Okoye University Teaching Hospital
In a momentous event, the New Ultra Modern Child and Maternal Care Unit of Godfrey Okoye University Teaching Hospital Enugu was officially commissioned!
The Enugu State Government pledges its support to ensure top-notch mother and child health services for the people.
Mrs. Ngozi Eni, Commissioner for Children, Gender Affairs, and Social Development, expressed concern over the state of health services in the country. She highlighted the government’s commitment to addressing malnutrition and other health issues affecting children and mothers in Enugu.
Commending Godfrey Okoye University for its dedication to child and maternal care, Mrs. Eni urged hospital workers to approach their services with compassion.
Reverend Father Professor Christian Anieke, Vice Chancellor of Godfrey Okoye University, emphasized the university’s determination to produce the best medical practitioners and health services in the country. He credited the new facility to diocesan collaboration, thanking the state government and the Catholic Diocese of Enugu for continuous support.
Felix Nnamani, Commissioner for Water Resources, praised the establishment of the Child and Maternal Care Unit, stating it elevated both the hospital and university. Local government officials also lauded the university for contributing to community development.
Professor Frank Akpuaka, Provost of the Godfrey Okoye University College of Medicine, assured a commitment to quality academic activities, emphasizing the importance of prayer in student moral formation.
Professor C. U. Nwadigwe, Honorary Chief Medical Director, highlighted the hospital’s impact, registering over 1000 new patients monthly. He requested support for an emergency unit and hostels to meet accreditation requirements and facilitate clinical rotations.
Professor Michael Okorie, Vice-Chancellor of Enugu State University of Science and Technology, praised Reverend Father Professor Christian Anieke’s visionary leadership and announced measures to combat brain drain in the health sector.
Goodwill messages poured in from the Catholic Women Organisation, Umuada Igbo, and friends of Godfrey Okoye University Enugu, celebrating this significant step towards enhancing healthcare and medical education in Enugu!