Jonathan inaugurates a specialized hospital for the rural community
Former President Goodluck Jonathan commended the Jennifer Etuh Foundation (JEF) for donating a specialist hospital and skills acquisition center to the Mallagum Kagoro community in Kaduna State.
Jonathan, represented by a former president of the Senate, Anyim Pius Anyim, gave the eulogy at the inauguration of the hospital on Monday.
The 50-bed hospital would be run by Bingham University.
The establishment of the hospital is part of the late Mrs. Jennifer Etuh’s vision to provide accessible and affordable world-class healthcare services to women and children in rural areas.
The hospital is located on 12 hectares of land with an outpatient department, three consultation rooms, a pharmacy, an antenatal unit, a special care unit for babies, an intensive care unit, a labor / delivery room, a cervical cancer screening room, a mammogram and others.
The Skills Acquisition Center has a beauty, arts and crafts salon as well as catering services for vocational training.
Jonathan said: “Through this project, you have touched the hearts of humanity.
He said the foundation’s philanthropic work will benefit all the people of Kaduna and beyond.
The former president urged facility managers to ensure the hospital was affordable for people.
The President of the Foundation, Mr. Thomas Etuh, said that the project aims to meet the aspirations of his wife.
Etuh said the late wife intended to set up hospitals in the six geopolitical zones for the health care of women and children.
He said the first mission of JEF was the establishment of a medical center at Odu Ogboyega, Dekina LGA, Kogi State which was commissioned on 26th January 2022, while the one which was inaugurated in Kaduna was the second.
Etuh said four more hospitals would soon be established in Imo, Gombe, Osun and Cross River states.
“The third hospital will be put into operation in Osun, on the 3rd anniversary of his death.”
On his part, the Chief of Kagoro, Dr. Ufuwai Bonel, praised the state government for allowing the construction of the hospital.