Round the country, inadequate infrastructure and equipment has left most teaching hospitals in dire straits. While this happens, top government officials and wealthy Nigerians are streaming abroad for world-class healthcare services.
The University of Uyo Teaching Hospital (UUTH) located along Abak Road, Uyo, is one of such tertiary health facilities that is nearly comatose owing to the weight of large uncompleted projects, occasioned by lack of attention and paucity of funds.
Established in 1999 as Federal Medical Centre, Uyo, the Federal Government in 2008 upgraded the facility to a teaching hospital, affiliated to the University of Uyo College of Medicine. Read more