We proudly announce the successful opening of our new building complex at our premises on KM2 Ontisha Enugu Expressway, Enugu. The Official Commissioning took place on Friday 14 December 2018. The new building has more than doubled the facilities available at the hospital and includes the Clinics, a Rehabilitation Centre, a Lecture Theatre and Administrative Offices.
The Governor of Enugu State, the Right Honourable Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi represented by the Honourable Commissioner for Health Dr Fintan Ekochin, officially commissioned the building. The Governor paid an unofficial visit to the hospital on Sunday 16 December 2018 to compensate for his absence at the Official Commissioning.
The opening prayer was led by the The Lord Bishop of Nike Diocese, Rt. Rev. Prof Evans Ibeagha. Two patients Mr Fidelis Igbokwe and Mr Udeh Clifford gave presentations at the event on their experience at MHN. Mr Fidelis Igbokwe had his sight restored after MHN neurosurgeons removed a brain tumour in June 2018 and Mr Udeh Clifford recovered his lost memory after his brain tumour was removed in November 2018.
The Commissioner for health Dr Fintan Ekochin representing the Governor gave a speech praising the work of the hospital and the driving force behind the hospital’s success Professor Sam Ohaegbulam. He welcomed the contribution of the private sector to healthcare development in Nigeria as well as the hospital’s contribution in reducing the brain drain in Nigeria and medical tourism out of the country.
Professor Ohaegbulam thanked all the invited guests as well as the staff of MHN for their dedicated work. He also thanked his wife Mrs Marcelle Ohaegbulam who is the Administrator at MHN. Professor Ohaegbulam called for the national development of the health sector as well as increased efforts to make the National Health Insurance Scheme more successful.
Dr Okwuoma Okwunodulu who recently successfully completed his College of Surgeons and National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria (NPMCN) examinations to become a certified Consultant Neurosurgeon, and who was awarded a prize for Best in the Faculty of Surgery in the National Postgraduate Exams, gave a presentation on life as a resident trainee at MHN. He described the training as tough and thorough.
The Commissioner presented certificates to the four neurosurgeons who successfully completed their training at MHN in 2018. Dr Mike Ekuma and Dr Linda Iroegbu Emeruen obtained FWACS, Dr Okwuoma Okwunodulu obtained FMCS while Dr Nkwerem Sunday and both FWACS and FMCS.