Stella Obasanjo Hospital to Become Medical Hub, House World-Class Health Facilities – Gov Obaseki

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…expresses satisfaction over quality of work done so far

inspects Benin City Mall, Observer Newspaper

Nosakhare Agbonigiarhuoyi

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said that upon completion, the Stella Obasanjo Hospital which is currently undergoing major expansion and rehabilitation works, will house world-class medical equipment.

He made this remark on Wednesday 29 November 2023, after an inspection tour of the facility, expressing satisfaction over the quality of work done so far.

Addressing the press, the Governor noted that the hospital complex has been expanded and redesigned to become a medical hub, housing both medical and administrative facilities.


Obaseki said: “As you are aware, we are trying to finish strong. So, the two key areas of intervention, which are education and health, are the areas we are currently honing.

“We have done all the reforms in terms of processes, procedures, and technology. Now we are trying to finish with the infrastructure, particularly the governance infrastructure. Just as you will see with the education hub, this is going to be the health hub. So, it is going to be a combination of hospital and administration facilities.”

“The last time we were here, the Out-Patient Department (OPD) was not complete. You can see now, the furniture and equipment are in, and hopefully, installation and commissioning of the equipment will commence before the end of the year.

“The In-Patient Department (IPD) is going to have facilities for diagnostics, laboratories, and over 200 beds, which is bigger than any hotel in Benin today. It is going to be a modern hospital fitted with all the facilities, with gas pipes into each room, high end technology equipment for treating a whole wide range of diseases and conditions, and all the things that you find in any hospital anywhere in the world.”

The Governor noted that one of the reasons the Central Hospital was moved from its previous location was to site it in a more befitting terrain with adequate land expanse and facilities.

Obaseki further said that he was at the site to motivate the contractors so they can accelerate the ongoing expansion and rehabilitation works, so that the hospital can be ready for use by May 2024 as promised.

He also visited the revamped Nigerian Observer Newspaper to inspect the facility and the sophisticated equipment newly purchased for use at the media house. He was also at the Benin City Mall, which is near completion and ready to commence operation.

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