CMD Of UMTH Laments Over Insurgency
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Prof. Ahmed Ahidjo, Chief Medical Director (CMD), University of UMTH, says the activities of insurgents in the North East is affecting the operations of the facility.

Ahidjo on Friday said that the insecurity created by insurgency has disrupted normal service deliveries in the hospital.

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According to him, the threats posed by insurgents has forced some medical and healthcare personnel to either quit or relocate.

He, therefore, advocated for collaborative support to the hospital to enhance quality healthcare service delivery in the Northeast.

The CMD said that the appeal was imperative to address the challenges posed by insurgency, demystify its operations and enhance healthcare service delivery in the region.

Ahidjo noted that the hospital deserved support from all levels of government, individuals, development and corporate organizations to enable it to meet the needs of the growing population.

“I am calling on good people of Borno to support the hospital to enhance its operations, it is our pride and we should support it.

“Many health personnel had left and there is high influx of people into Maiduguri due to insurgency, the trend overstretches our capacity to meet the specialised health needs of the society.

“We need support to improve the personnel and their skills; initiate new programmes and upgrade existing facilities to provide quality healthcare services which has direct impact on the people,” he said.

According to him, the management had initiated viable projects to upgrade its bed-capacity and facilities, staff capacity development and improvement of personnel welfare.