The Chief Medical Director, Federal Medical Center Keffi, Dr. Yahaya Baba Adamu has identified poor funding, lack of medical facilities and manpower as some of the constraints hindering the center providing better and quality healthcare services to the people of the state.
Dr. Adamu disclosed this yesterday while playing host to members of the Progressive Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists in his office in Keffi.
The CMD appealed to the Federal Ministry of Health to as a matter of necessity, increase the budgetary provisions to the hospital to enable them respond to and address immediate health challenges confronting the people of the State.
He explained that, beside increase in funding, the hospital was in dire need of infrastructure, and as such, he said, efforts are ongoing to build more operating rooms, expand the existing wards in the hospital.
He however thanked Governor Abdullahi Sule for donating 23.8 hectares of land to the Center as its permanent site, saying in no distant time, work would commence preparatory to their relocation.
He specifically mentioned that the hospital was lacking manpower, especially in the area of clinical services to improve and to address critical issues relating to health care.
Dr. Adamu also lamented how the present accident and emergency units of the hospital are congested, saying that the need to expand the services at the units, as well as the Dialysis center, medical and laboratory units to meet world standard is imperative.
He added that his leadership was trying to introduce a lot of initiatives aimed at enhancing efficiency and effectiveness in service delivery.