N41 Bllion Akwa Ibom ‘WORLD CLASS’ Hospital Shut Down Just 2yrs After Its Commissioning

at 06:48 PM, 5 Oct 17 (1 month ago)
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The Ibom Specialist Hospital in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, has been shut down, just two years after it was built and commissioned by the administration of former governor Godswill Akpabio.

Almost all the health workers in the hospital were foreigners, mostly from India, Premium Times reports.

Mr. Akpabio had boasted that the hospital, which he described as ‘world class’, was better equipped and higher in status than university teaching hospitals in Nigeria, and that it was going to promote medical tourism in the country.

The multi-million dollar hospital was shut down in September after its private managers terminated their contract with the state government and withdrew from the facility, Premium Times says.

When Premium Times visited the hospital on Monday evening, the facility was locked down; apart from the security officials, not a single person was inside its massive buildings.

Visitors were also not allowed entry.

Some persons who had worked in the hospital told Premium Times that the private managers – Cardiocare Medical Services Ltd – left because of unresolved issues bordering on funding by the state government.

The Commissioner for Health in the state, Dominic Ukpong, also confirmed on Wednesday to the newspaper that the hospital has been closed down. Pretty sad.
Otikadinje at 07:30 PM, 5 Oct 17 (1 month ago)
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When we can't pay our workers how much more expatriate.

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ruthie at 07:56 PM, 5 Oct 17 (1 month ago)
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nigeria ...what a nation! shameful! useless governor that made mouth...too bad
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fineboy77 at 08:06 PM, 5 Oct 17 (1 month ago)
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mismanagement
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crocatum at 10:34 PM, 5 Oct 17 (1 month ago)
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At least cockroaches, rats and cat can have a new modern facility.
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gogoman at 10:52 PM, 5 Oct 17 (1 month ago)
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who gives a toss ?
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officynero at 04:13 AM, 6 Oct 17 (1 month ago)
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can u see what the present governor has done
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officynero at 04:14 AM, 6 Oct 17 (1 month ago)
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Quote from: ruthie on 07:56 PM,  5 Oct 17
nigeria ...what a nation! shameful! useless governor that made mouth...too bad

Ruthie is not the former Governor fault o
its the present one
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BournIdentity at 04:46 AM, 6 Oct 17 (1 month ago)
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Roll Eyes                                                                         
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KennyFidel at 07:58 AM, 6 Oct 17 (1 month ago)
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Waste
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itumopapa at 09:31 AM, 6 Oct 17 (1 month ago)
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hmm, why employed foreign nationals in the first place, we have well professional doctors in Nigeria. $41 billion dollars is a token money very uge one. You want to promote medical tourism hmm then why you senators, governors are going out of the country for treatment? And you expecting foreigners to come to naija for medical treatment. lai lai. Not nice no management.
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itumopapa at 09:33 AM, 6 Oct 17 (1 month ago)
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Quote from: ruthie on 07:56 PM,  5 Oct 17
nigeria ...what a nation! shameful! useless governor that made mouth...too bad
Yes o. Shameful indeed
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BournIdentity at 09:56 AM, 6 Oct 17 (1 month ago)
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I just dey observe that governor carefully carefully carefully..,, I don see sey e get one red hanky im wife tie for im prick
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ruthie at 11:19 AM, 7 Nov 17 (1 week ago)
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Quote from: officynero on 04:14 AM,  6 Oct 17
Ruthie is not the former Governor fault o
its the present one
nawa o...still a wasteful  nation!
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