- Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki (AEFUTHA)
- ID# 004694
|Monday||09:15 AM - 08:00 PM|
|Tuesday||09:00 AM - 08:00 PM|
|Wednesday||09:00 AM - 08:00 PM|
|Thusday||09:00 AM - 08:00 PM|
|Friday||09:00 AM - 08:00 PM|
|Saturday||09:00 AM - 08:00 PM|
|Sunday||09:00 AM - 08:00 PM|
Who we are
Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital Abakaliki, was created by upgrading the former Federal Medical Center Abakaliki to a Teaching Hospital in December 2011. Federal Medical Centre Abakaliki used to be a casualty control post for soldiers wounded in the 2nd world war. This casualty control post was the Cameroon theatre established in the 1930s by the colonial administration. It subsequently became the Abakaliki General Hospital, administered successively by the then Eastern Regional Government , the then East Central , Anambra , Enugu and finally Ebonyi State Governments.
By 1973, the Hospital had a full complement of Consultant Staff in different fields of Medicine and was approved for training of house officers. Subsequently, the facilities deteriorated and the progressive loss of Consultant Staff as the East Central State was split into many States impacted adversely on the hospital services. Thus, accreditation for training of the house officers lapsed and services deteriorated to such an extent that the Hospital almost became moribund.
Following the agreement between the Federal government of Nigeria and the Enugu state Government , the General Hospital Abakaliki , was taken over by the Federal Ministry of Health as a Federal Medical Centre on March 1, 1990 with Dr Ekuma Orji Uzor as the pioneer Medical Director.