The newly commissioned Jalingo United Methodist Hospital in Jalingo, Nigeria, is one of the best-equipped private hospitals in the region. The 30-bed facility, which opened to the public last month, is expected to treat more than 10,000 people annually. Photo by Sharon Adamu Bambuka, UMNS.
By Sharon Adamu BambukaAug. 7, 2018 | JALINGO, Nigeria (UMNS)
The Nigeria Episcopal Area has opened one of the best-equipped private hospitals in the region. Unveiled last month, Jalingo United Methodist Hospital, a 30-bed facility, is expected to treat more than 10,000 people annually.
General outpatient, surgical, nursing, administrative and pharmaceutical units are stocked with the latest equipment. The hospital has an expanded range of services that includes an operating room, high-quality medical equipment and health care, as well as public space.
Bishop John Wesley Yohanna expressed hope that the new facility would encourage patients to seek care in Nigeria rather than traveling abroad for medical attention.
Dr. Ayuba A. Gagare, chairman of the United Methodist Rural Health Programme, said the hospital will provide urgent care for patients of all ages. He praised the church for alleviating the suffering of the people by bringing services closer to them.