Barely 24 hours after his return from medical treatment abroad following injuries sustained in a car mishap, Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha toured the Imo State University with a message of hope for the virtually moribund institution.
He assured Imo citizens that though “IMSUTH has been dead for sometime” his administration is resolved to re-activate it to function more effectively.
“We can now be proud to say we have a State Teaching Hospital”, Owelle declared.
The governor promised that on the completion of the installation of the state-of-the –art equipments at the hospital like MRI machine that Imo people and indeed Nigerians would no longer have cause to travel abroad for medical treatment.
Again, he said essential structures like lecture theatres, seminar halls and staff quarters are being constructed to give the school the much needed status and to avoid the University Commission de-registering it.
The Acting Medical Director, Dr Chijioke Nzemihe commended the governor for the on-going developmental projects in the institution adding that they would soon be ready for commissioning.