The senator representing Anambra North senatorial district, Stella Adaeze Oduah has offered scholarship to over 250 constituents to embark on a Nursing Assistant Programme at General Hospital, Onitsha, Anambra state.
The hospital through Senator Oduah’s bill will soon be Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Onitsha was beehive of activities as the new students were inducted into the programme by the Medical Director of the hospital.
The inductees who were drawn from all the 7 LGAs in Anambra North were excited and smiles all over their faces, would be engaging in an intensive Nursing Assistant training programme.
The inductees after going through the extensive trainings, would naturally be gainfully employed in outposts and the Onitsha FMC when officially converted.
The representative of senator Oduah at the induction and her Media and Publicity aide Mr. Nonso Chukwudebe said that the sponsorship of the programme was one out of many scholarships offered to Ndi Anambra North by the senator who he said will continue to do more when elected in next year’s election.
“Of course, the dream of these constituents to make a career out of the Nursing Assistant discipline, was made possible through a full sponsorship by Senator Stella Oduah.
“It is the forward thinking Senator’s belief that when trained, these set of individuals would form the bulk of medical personnel that would take advantage of the numerous employment openings brought about by the new Federal Medical Center.
“It was indeed a successful programme and judging from the excited looks on the faces of the inductees, it is safe to say the Senator Stella Oduah has once again, demonstrated her deep passion for human capital development” he stated.
He also informed inductees that the new Federal Medical Centre is designed to have a Diagnostic Centre outpost to be located at Nando in Anambra East, an Eye Specialist Center to be located at Odukwe in Ogbaru LGA, a drug Rehabilitation Centre to be located in Ayamelum LGA, FMC ANNEX 1 to be located in Ogbaru LGA, FMC ANNEX 2 to be located in Oyi LGA and a School of Nursing Sciences to be located at Akili in Ogbaru LGA.
Speaking at the event, the Chief Medical Director of the hospital Dr. Mercy Ebelechukwu-Anugwu charged beneficiaries to take the trainings serious and informed them of the institutions readiness to ensure that the duration of their stay would be seamless and highly impactful.