Edo State is very popular and important in Nigeria for many reasons. First, it has great history and culture that have existed since ‘Imo River’.

It has many brilliant minds, including beautiful women and is the seventh largest state in Nigeria in terms gross domestic product, GDP estimated at 11.9 million dollars.

Despite this, out of the state’s 34 government-owned hospitals, only 3 are functional.

This revelation was made by Dr Emmanuel Osaigbovo, who is the Chairman, Nigeria Medical Association in Edo.

In an interview with newsmen in Benin on Wednesday, Osaigbovo named the functional hospitals to include the Central Hospital, Stella Obasanjo Hospital and General Hospital, Auchi.

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However, he said that in the course of the five-day warning strike embarked upon by the association last March, the state government hinted on its intention to ensure the rejuvenation of all its hospitals.

The NMA chairman said this was contained in a government blueprint on the health sector in the state, which was made available to the association.

He noted that the blueprint also contained government possible solutions to some of the issues raised, which prompted the strike.

He added that the government blueprint outlined plans for new development of primary healthcare centres, with the first 20 to be fixed within three months and an additional 200 to be completed within 24 months.

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