Kogi upgrades ongoing medical facility to Teaching Hospital

Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello

The Kogi State Government has changed its mind about a yet to be operational Okene Reference Hospital. It has been upgraded to a Teaching Hospital, for the recently established Confluence University of Science and Technology, CUSTECH, Osara.

This was made known on Wednesday by the Commissioner of Works and Housing, Engr Abubakar Ohere, while on the spot assessment of ongoing construction works at the Referrer Hospital.

Engr Ohere said that as a result of the upgrading, the December date of full completion of the Referrer Hospital may not be achievable.

He expressed satisfaction at the level of works done so far, stating that it is up to the standard expected by the government.

He commended the Governor for his foresight and vision in the establishment of the hospital, adding that the hospital would serve the medical needs of the people of North Central.

Also speaking the State Commissioner of Information and Communication Kingsley Fanwo described the Referrer hospital as a legacy project that would outlive the present administration.

He said the project is an attestation to the people-focused vision of Governor Yahaya Bello.

He disclosed that the project would not only serve the people of the state but would put an end to medical tourism outside the Country.