In a significant development for healthcare in Plateau State, Governor Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang has unveiled a state-of-the-art twin operating theatre at the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH). The Governor emphasized the need for a sustained culture of excellence within the health sector.

The new facility, constructed under the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Limited Hospital Support Programme, aims to alleviate the long wait times for surgeries and provide life-saving operations, especially for those who are financially disadvantaged.

During the commissioning, Governor Mutfwang remarked, "The addition of this twin operating theatre will serve a greater number of patients, substantially reducing delays and saving numerous lives. We extend our gratitude to NLNG Limited for their contribution to the North Central region."

Highlighting healthcare as a pivotal element of his administration, the Governor declared, "We refuse to settle for mediocrity. Our vision is to propel the health sector toward a future marked by excellence. We welcome and value any support that helps us realize this vision."

He praised the Chief Medical Director of JUTH,  Dr. Pokop Bupwatda, and his team for building upon the work of their predecessors. The Governor encouraged the hospital staff to maintain their high standards of dedication.

The Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Kachollom Daju described the project as a significant Corporate Social Responsibility initiative by NLNG Ltd. She urged JUTH management to diligently maintain the facility and ensure its optimal use for delivering quality care.

Andy Odeh, General Manager of External Relations and Sustainable Development at NLNG Limited, highlighted that the project, one of several across the country, is designed to reduce surgical wait times and inspire hospital staff to excel in their roles.

On his part, the Chief Medical Director of JUTH, Dr. Pokop Bupwatda assured that the hospital, despite its limited resources, would maximize the use of the new theatres.

The twin theatre complex features automated doors for seamless integration with the hospital's Accident and Emergency unit. It includes two operating suites, scrub rooms, preparation areas, a recovery room, and other essential facilities, all equipped with modern medical equipment and safety systems.

Other speakers at the event included Most Rev. Dr. Benjamin Kwashi, Amb. Bagugu Hirse, Senator Diket Plang, Senator Pam Dachung Mwadkon, and the Gbong Gwom Jos, Da. Jacob Gyang Buba.

Gyang Bere
Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Executive Governor of Plateau State
4th April, 2024.

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