The Minister of State for Health, Hon. Ekumanama, Joseph N. has approved the appointment of Dr Philip Ibukun Ugbodaga to oversee the affairs of the newly established National Orthopaedic Hospital, Edo State, in acting capacity.
Dr Ugbodaga is to hold the position pending the appointment of a substantive Medical Director or his confirmation as the Medical Director for the Hospital by Mr President.
“Your appointment is with immediate effect,” the Minister said.
Following the appointment, the Minister said that the Chief Medical Director, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Edo State will be directed to release some support staff members to him when the need arises to ensure smooth take off and commencement of healthcare services in the Hospital.
The Minister of State congratulated Dr Philip Ibukun Ugbodaga on his new appointment and urged him to work collaboratively with all relevant stakeholders to ensure effective take off and delivery of quality healthcare services to the populace.