Enugu’s Teaching Hospital Gets Additional 344 Medical Personnel
The Enugu State Executive Council has approved the recruitment of 344
medical personnel into various departments of ESUT Teaching Hospital
Park Lane, Enugu.
The state’s commissioner for information, Dr. Godwin Udeuhele,
disclosed this while briefing journalists on the outcome of the State
Executive Council meeting held at the Government House, Enugu.
Dr. Udeuhele explained that the employment includes consultants in
various fields and comprise resident doctors, nurses and other staff
with total monthly wage of N34,361,903.
He noted that the decision on the employment was made after an
assessment of the teaching hospital’s needs, adding that it was also
necessitated by the Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi administration’s goal of
improving the hospital’s capacity to deliver better healthcare to the
people and further based on the recommendations of both the National
Postgraduate Medical College and the West African College of
The Council has also approved the sum of N100m for the Institute of
Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu, to help the institution meet
its obligation for accreditation of some of its programmes by the
National Board for Technical Education (NBTE).
Another outcome of the meeting was the approval of the draft bill for
a law to amend the School Transfer Law Cap 141, Revised Law of Enugu
State 2004, which the Council subsequently authorised to be sent to
the Enugu State House of Assembly for the necessary legislative
The commissioner informed the press that the council also
approved the proposal for an online version of Daily Star (Enugu
State-owned newspaper) and the immediate appointment of a renowned
editor-in-chief who would oversee the online operation and assist with
the newspaper’s print edition.
Furthermore, the Council gave approval for the Ministries of
Local Government Matters, Finance and Economic Planning, as well
as the state’s ALGON chapter and other relevant stakeholders to
work out plans towards the immediate procurement of software
and other facilities for the implementation of Internal Public
Sector Accounting Standard IPSAN [IPSAN]. This, he said, is in
accordance with international best practices.
Equally approved was the re-constitution of the Enugu State
Children’s Parliament with Miss Oragwa Nkem as the speaker.
“This was not possible before this administration. The essence
is to enhance child survival, development, protection as well as
participation,” the commissioner said, noting that the re-constitution
was done via a democratic process on January 6, this year
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