The ongoing constructions at the National Hospital in Abuja is to expand it and render more efficient services to its patients.
Dr Adetayo Haastrup, the hospital’s spokesperson, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday that the expansion was long overdue.
Haastrup explained that the hospital had been overstretched by the influx of patients accessing its services at every point in time.
He said that the hospital authorities had on several occasions in the past faced varying challenges with regards to accommodation of patients whose health challenges required admission among others.
Haastrup said that the ongoing projects included the construction of the 300-bed-national-cancer centre among others.
The spokesman said that the building construction was in line with the initial-approved plan for the hospital.
According to him, those structures are in line with the approval of the land development control office of the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA).
“We are trying to expand the hospital based on the initial approval by the land development control of the FCDA.
“ We are not going against the building plan.
“The ongoing expansion is to enable the hospital give best services to its patients among others,’’ Haastrup said.(NAN)