The commissioner of Health, Anambra State has said that 75 percent of people living in Anambra State seek for medical attention in private hospitals in the State.

Dr Okpala made this known during the grand opening ceremony of Modula Operation Theatre and intensive Care Unit at the Life International Hospital Awka, during the week.

According to Dr Opkala “the health care needs in Anambra state is such that 75 percent Anambrarians access their care from private hospital while 25 percent access their health care from government hospital”.

“Any time there is a measure on index services on the number of citizens that benefit from health empowerment, three quarter of the result is from those who visit the private hospitals”.

The commissioner equally urged the government of Anambra State to pay more attention to health care needs and services as well ensure that these private hospitals meet up to standard.

Prof Ifeanyichukwu Ikechebelu, a Professor of Obstetrician and Gynaecology at the faculty of Medicine, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, CEO of Life International Hospital Awka addressing during the event, said that these special modern scientific technologies, will assist in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and boost quality healthcare delivery of citizens,

“Modular Operating Theatre, reduces the risk of Surgical Site Infections (SSIs) which is the second most common site of Healthcare Associated by Infections (HAIS) which causes death by up to 77% if occurs deeply at the site.

While the Intensive unit is a specialised unit for the treatment and monitoring of critical ill patients who require 24 hours attention as well as use of special devices such as medical monitors and ventilators as well as staff who sit near the patient to offer immediate assistance”.

Dr Opkala Chukwuneme Jasper, a consultant gynaecologist at the Life International Hospital Awka and also in Nnewi Teaching Hospital, affirmed that the introduction of these special machines like the modular theatre which in simple term called a sterile theatre that is free from infection will go a long way to rendering improved health services delivery.

Dignitaries at the event were the Pastor Tony Agwaniru G O Shekinah Love Assembly, Dr Emma Muonago National medical Association, Anambra Chapter, among others.

By Uchenna Ezeadigwe