Tinubu approves upgrade of hospitals, other health infrastructure in Nigeria


President Bola Tinubu has approved the upgrade of health infrastructure in teaching hospitals across all six geo-political zones in Nigeria.

Presidential spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale, disclosed this in a statement on Friday.

He said the upgrade is expected to be completed between 12 and 18 months.

Benefiting facilities are the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, University of Nigeria (Nsukka) Teaching Hospital, Federal Teaching Hospital, Katsina, University of Jos Teaching Hospital and Lagos University Teaching Hospital.

The president also approved the expansion of critical health care services across the fields of radiology, clinical pathology, medical and radiation oncology, and cardiac catheterization in ten Hospitals nationwide.

They are North-West: Reference Hospital, Kaduna — (Radiology, clinical pathology, medical and radiation oncology); South-East: Medical Diagnostic Centre Complex, Enugu — (Radiology, clinical pathology, medical & radiation oncology); North-West: Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto — (Diagnostic and interventional radiology, clinical pathology, and cardiac catheterization); South-West: University College Hospital, Ibadan — (Diagnostic and Intervention radiology, clinical pathology, and cardiac catheterization); South-South: University of Uyo Teaching Hospital — (Radiology and clinical pathology).

Others are, North-East: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi — (Radiology and clinical pathology); South-South: Federal Medical Centre, Asaba — (Radiology and clinical pathology); North-Central: Harmony Advanced Diagnostic Centre Complex, Ilorin — (Radiology and clinical pathology); North-Central: Jos University Teaching Hospital — (Radiology and clinical pathology) and North-East: Federal Medical Centre, Nguru — (Radiology and clinical pathology).