Kog State Community and Social Development Agency (KCSDA) has presented the first tranche of cheques worth N3.2million to Ochadamu Leprosy Hospital.
The total cost for the renovation of Clinic, Ward, Toilets, Pharmacy building with Supply of drugs and equipment at Ochadamu Leprosy Hospital cost ₦11,193,546.00.
Similarly, the KCSDA also presented another cheque for the renovation of classrooms, renovation and furnishing of renovated classroom in the hospital. The project cost is also put put at ₦3,803,887.50.
The 75 year old Leprosarium now known as Holey Memorial Hospital Ochadamu, was established since 1948 as a leprosy and rehabilitation centre. At inception the centre with a twin male and female colony.
The support to the Hospital is from Kogi State NG-CARES Programme, amount to N14,997,433.50, the General Manager explained would be closely monitored by the agency to ensure compliance.
Speaking at the flag off, the General Manager of Kogi State Community and Social Development Agency, Chief Dauda Momoh, said the project facilitated by the agency will reinvigorate the leprosarium with healthcare and sanitation facility.
According to the General Manager, the Group Development Plan (GrDP), will also revamp the educational facility provided for the children of the affected persons.
He commended the resilience and patience of the group that facilitated the project, said the intervention is part of the COVID-19 stimulus package.
The General Manager charged the Group Project Management Committee of the Association of Persons Affected by Leprosy – Ochadamu to take the implementation of the project with the seriousness it deserves.
The General Manager who was represented by the Operations Manager, Engr. Bayode Oladipo, performed the flag – off ceremony of the implementation of the GrDP, assured of more interventions in the hospital if the project are well executed.
Administrator of the Hospital, Rev. Uduak Mmah and Daniel Ameh, Secretary of the Hospital respectively, assured that the Management will work with project monitoring team appreciated the collaboration, assured of a mutual benefitting relationship.
Akpa Adaji, Chairman of the project implementation committee, assured of due diligence in the project implementation, promised to deliver within the time frame.
Similarly, Garba Okeme, Chief of the Community was full of praise for the Kogi State Government, described the intervention by the KGCSDA as one that would greatly impact on the hospital.
Highlights of the occasion was the presentation of project agreement and cheques to the project implementation committee.