The Federal Government (FG) has approved the renaming of Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki (FETHA) to Alex Ekwueme University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki.
Alhaji Ahmed Ramalan, Chairman of the hospital’s board, who disclosed this in Abakaliki at a press conference said the renaming was with immediate effect.
Ramalan said Prof. Isaac Adewole, the Minister of Health, gave the approval on behalf of the government as it is important to bring the action to the notice of the people of Ebonyi and Nigerians.
He said the request for the renaming was made by the University and the Federal Ministry of Health graciously approved it adding that the board had a successful year in the saddle haven been inaugurated in March 2018.
Dr Emeka Ogah, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the hospital, noted that the renaming has elevated the hospital to a teaching hospital status.