Gowon recommends endowment fund for hospitals

Gowon recommends endowment fund for hospitals

A former Nigeria Head of States, General Yakubu Gown (Rted) has recommended endowment funds for University Teaching Hospitals. He described it as a worthy endeavor geared towards reversing medical tourism in the Country. Gowon said this at the 46th Founders’ Day of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH)/Endowment fund in Benin City, Edo State.

A former Nigeria Head of States, General Yakubu Gown (Rted) has recommended endowment funds for University Teaching Hospitals.

He described it as a worthy endeavor geared towards reversing medical tourism in the Country.

Gowon said this at the 46th Founders’ Day of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH)/Endowment fund in Benin City, Edo State.

He also assured that it will help to reverse “the burden of medical tourism in Nigeria”.

The former Head of States commended the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) for setting the pace.

The ex-Head of State and his wife, Victoria chaired the occasion, lauded the visionary leadership of late Samuel Ogbemudia and Prof. T. Bello-Osagie in the establishment of the Hospital.

According to him, “the services had greatly expanded since inception and today, it has almost tripled its bed capacity and leading health services.”

The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of UBTH, Prof. Darlington Obaseki explained that the hospital is reputed for the first successful stem cell transplant and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) in Nigeria.

Obaseki said the hospital has been repositioned to meet the vision and mission of the founding fathers of the Hospital.

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