Senator Mao Ohuabunwa has donated a brand new ambulance, fully equipped with state-of-the-art life-saving medical devices, to Arochukwu General Hospital, Abia State.
Ohuabunwa, who represented Abia North Senatorial District in the 8th senate, also donated large quantities of basic drugs and hospital disposables, including infusions, catheters, syringe, and generating sets to revamp the hospital.
He further donated drugs and a generating set to Aro USA Medical Centre, also located in the area to boost its operations.
While handing over the items to the leadership of Nzuko Aro World wide (a pan socio-cultural organization of the Aro nation), Ohuabunwa disclosed that he made the donation in order to boost medical services in Arochukwu.
He decried the deplorable condition of Arochukwu General Hospital which he noted once served as a referral hospital for the people including neighbouring communities in Akwa Ibom State.
The ambulance and medicaments, according to the Senator, were worth over N35 million, explaining that he deliberately decided to hand over the items through Nzuko Aro for effective supervision and oversight.
The former Senate Committee Chairman on Primary Health and Communicable Diseases said it had always been his desire that efficient and affordable medical services be made readily available in his home town, hence the donation.
Ohuabunwa who pledged his readiness to assist in health delivery efforts in the area advised that the doctors’ quarters be prioritized in the proposed renovation of the General Hospital by Nzuko Aro.
He, therefore, charged the management of both hospitals to ensure efficient management of the items while urging the leadership of Nzuko Aro to monitor them.