As part of the Nigerian Air Force humanitarian effort at caring for the less privileged and to provide adequate medical care for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the North East, the Nigerian Air Force Hospital which was established in Dalori IDPs camp in Maiduguri has commenced operation. The Hospital would not only cater for the healthcare needs of the IDPs, but also alleviate the sufferings of victims of terrorism in North Eastern Nigeria.
The 50 bed hospital by United Nations (UN) standard has an Operating Theatre, a Radio Diagnostic Unit, Dental unit, Laboratory, Accident and Emergency Units, Out-Patient and In-Patient facilities for at least 36 patients and a paediatric section. The full fledged NAF Hospital in Dalori IDPs camp is also equipped with facilities for in-patient catering, information and records, central sterile supply unit, maternity section and a pharmaceutical section.
It would be recalled that the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Baba Abubakar’s during his maiden visit to Dalori IDPs camp on assumption of duty, promised to establish a standard Hospital to cater for the health care of IDPs and victims of terrorism in the North East.