The Acting Medical Director, Federal Medical Center, Makurdi, Benue state, Dr. Inunduh Msuega Peteru, has appealed to the Federal Government to step up efforts in funding the hospital to enable them complete their ongoing projects and to enable it deliver quality health care to the people of Benue and its environs.
The acting director made this plea in an interview with newsmen, saying that quality health care depends on the kind of medical equipments that are made available to the health institution.
He said the strategic position of the hospital has made it second in the ranks of health institutions in the state. “Federal Medical Center, Makurdi is second in terms of health care delivery after the teaching hospital. It has modern facilities that can attend to the needs of the people without having to travel far to seek for medical solutions”
He said “We need the government and the ministry of health to up funding for the Federal Medical Center, as that will enable us complete most of our projects in the hospital especially at the rural areas.
The hospital in its wisdom decides to take medical care to the locals in line with the transformation agenda of the federal government to deliver quality health care to Nigerians.
Government should see us as ‘Oliver Twist’ who always need more, the influx of casualties we get here sometimes is challenging. We receive patience from neighboring states of Nasarawa, Kogi and southern Taraba, so the demand for consumables is high”.
While appealing to federal government, Dr. Peteru also thank the host communities for their co-operation in terms of security. “ I will not forget to thank Our host communities for their support and cooperation. They have shown us understanding, and we really appreciate them”