King David Varsity production of dialyzers, more opportunities for investors – Commissioner
By Chinwe Imo-Eze Onwosi
Mrs Chioma Nweze, Commissioner for Trade and Investment in Ebonyi, says the new Medical University production of dialyzers for treatment of heart related Diseases has brought investment opportunities for investors.
Nweze in a statement she issued to journalists in Abakaliki on Friday, said that by the construction of the Medical School, Ebonyi State has become the only place for treatment of major ailments like cancer and heart diseases.
She lauded the Governor, David Umahi saying that he has wholly delivered an International Standard University on the soil of the Salt of the Nation with its citing in Uburu, Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi.
Nweze said “Yes, one spectacular thing about the new University is the production of dialyzers for the treatment of heart related diseases..
“Additionally, the state will now be the sole producer and supplier of the life-saving dialyzers which are very important for the treatment of heart ailments.
“This mean that, any states or individuals that wishes to venture into dialyzer production in the future would first have to pay into the coffers of the Ebonyi State Government.
She noted that the overall essential of the University to the economic development of the State could not be over emphasised.
“This is because the University at its peak is expected to realise enough turnover and to be able to sustain itself and amass bulk money for the continued transformation of the State,” he said.
It would be recalled that the Vice-Chancellor of the School, Prof Jesse Uneke had said that the National University Commission (NUC) had approved 17 programmes to kick start academic activities.
According to Uneke, the school is targeting about 1, 500 students for a start and some of our programmes include Medicine and Surgery, Physiotherapy and Pharmacy.
Others, according to him are: Public Health, Anatomy, Computer Science, Medical Laboratory among others.
“The school is targeting December for its first matriculation, though, the admission into the school is still ongoing.
“The institution was given recognition in July 2021 by NUC and admission began in October,” the Vice-Chancellor explained.