The Dialysis Centre at the Specialist and Diagnostic Centre Umuahia is set for commissioning in the next two weeks.
Governor Theodore Orji made this revelation in his office while answering questions from newsmen.
He said that all the facilities needed for the take-off of the Centre are ready, adding that government is waiting for the technical partners from India who will man the machines.
The Governor revealed that in the next few months indigenous health professionals will be trained, pointing out that with many people suffering from renal problems will have a reprieve when the Centre starts functioning.
According to him, 6 dialysis machines have already been installed to ensure that every patient at the Centre gets attention and described the project as one that will benefit Nigerians.
Chief T.A. Orji who disclosed that the Abia state government provided N 180 m as its contribution to the Private –public partnership with Mecure of India said government is now negotiating the fees to be paid to the expatriates that would handle the machines.
He further stated that government took into consideration local content, revealing that the doctors in-charge and nurses at the Centre are Nigerians.