26th January 2018: Health Minister, Professor Isaac Adewole Visit to Federal Medical Centre Umuahia

  • Health-Ministers-Visit-January-2018
  • Visiting the Renal Transplant Program and Interacting With Some Patients
  • Commissioning of Tuberculosis Drug Resistant Treatment Centre

Health Minister, Professor Adewole’s Remark
“This is one of the high performing tertiary medical institution in the country, the Medical Director is an excellent leader and I enjoy coming here because the feeling I get when am here is very unique so I need to give him support”.

I am more than impressed with what is happening here, I visited the renal transplant program which is one of the few in the country and I interacted with the patients and team. I will continue to encourage and give my support”.



First Kidney Transplant: Thursday 7th December And Friday 8th December 2017

First Kidney Transplant

The Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia, Abia State, today successfully carried out first kidney transplant in the Southeast, free of charge for two patients.

The decision taken by the Management of the Centre to offer kidney transplant services would positively improve the quality of life of the patients, and provide affordable kidney transplantation in Nigeria.

The MD, Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia, Dr. Abali Chuku has expressed the enthusiasm of the kidney transplant team to sustain the program and the willingness of the Management to continue to support both the donors and recipients for one year.

First Kidney Transplant

He hinted that the desire of the FMC renal transplant program is to perform forty (40) kidney transplant within the first quarter and last quarter of the year 2018.

FMC Umuahia MD, Dr. Abali Chuku Remarks
“We have joined that league of kidney transplantation in Nigeria, we are happy to announce that the donors and the recipients are well”.

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