The official also explained why Nyanya General Hospital could not take all the casualties.
The Assistant Director, Medical and Diagnosis, FCT Health Secretariat, Okonokhua Ozy, has said that the Abuja administration, FCTA, had no plans to privatise Nyanya General Hospital.
Mr. Ozy said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Abuja.
He said that privatisation was not in the administration’s plans for any of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, general hospitals; rather, it planned to expand the hospital building and with adequate equipment.
He denied that the hospital lacked equipment to address critical situations such as the Monday’s Nyanya bomb blast that killed many people in the FCT.
“The FCT Administration is fully funding the hospital; it has enough equipment to attend to patients with critical conditions and there is no plan to privatise FCT general hospitals.
“The level of casualty that was recorded today was overwhelming, and Nyanya Hospital cannot attend to them all; that is why some patients were taken to other general hospitals to save their lives.
“Meanwhile, Karu Hospital will soon commence services before the end of the year, ‘’ he said.
Mr. Ozy said that the FCTA had concluded plans to equip its secondary health facilities, and that all FCT general hospitals had been “tremendously transformed” in the last two years.
He said that some cottage hospitals in Zuba, Gwagwalada and Shere in Bwari Area Council were currently under construction.
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