Sunday, January 22, 2012


Imo State Government’
16 January 2012

Imo State mapTwenty-seven new General Hospitals and eighty-one Health Centers are to be established in the Imo State as part of the effort by the State government to restructure the health sector and make it functional for the benefit of the people.

This disclosure was made by the Imo State governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha during an interactive meeting with members of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) at their secretariat in Owerri last week. During the meeting, the governor said that the State government will introduce a Health Insurance Policy in the State which will take care of the health needs of the citizens.

According to the governor, the State government has approved the payment of the new Medical Salary Structure to doctors in the State in fulfillment of the agreement between the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the government. He enjoined them to queue into his vision of making Imo State great and prosperous.

Speaking further, Governor Rochas Okorocha said that with effect from March 2012, subventions would no longer be given to the Health sector. He therefore urged Doctors to work towards initiating ideas that would enable them pay their workers and offer qualitative services to their patients.

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