Management and Staff of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, Amaku Awka, today, Wednesday 12th May 2021, paid last respects to their late Chief Medical Director, Dr. Basil Nwankwo.
Speaking during the the service to mourn the late CMD, Anambra state Commissioner for health, Dr. Vincent Okpala said that the State government is saddened over the untimely death of Dr. Nwankwo whom he said brought tremendous infrastructural and human development to the hospital.
According to the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. Josephat Akabuike, his late predecessor was a gentleman to the core and prayed God to grant his immediate and extended families the fortitude to bear the loss.
Earlier in a sermon, the chaplain, Divine Mercy Catholic Chaplaincy of the hospital, Reverend Father Justin Ezechukwu who described the late CMD as a dedicated christian, prayed God to forgive his sins and grant his soul eternal mercy.
Dr. Basil Nwankwo from Akwa Village, Ifitedunu, Dunukofia Local Government Area, was appointed CMD of the hospital on 4th August 2017 and died on 9th March, 2021.