Dr. Augustine Amaechi Obiora, one of the co founders of popular Eko Hospital in Lagos, is dead, Thecitypulsenews learnt.
He died after a brief illness at the age of 85.
As one of the three founders of EKO Hospital—the other two being Dr. Alexander Eneli and Dr. Sunday Kuku; Dr. Obiora helped set up EKO hospital, a private establishment in Nigeria which meets international medical standards.
It is one of the few private medical facilities where young doctors officially go for further knowledge and skills. EKO hospital in its hey days, helped stem the tide of foreign medical tourism and saved Nigeria scarce foreign exchange.
Dr. Amaechi Obiora studied at Edo College in Benin City in today’s Edo State on a scholarship and at Government College in Owerri, in today’s Imo State, also on a scholarship, on account of his superior intellect.
He was, in addition, an outstanding student at the medical school of the University of Ibadan from where he graduated in 1964. His record at the Royal College of Surgeons in Scotland was no less impressive. He rose rapidly to the position of Senior Lecturer at the College of Medicine, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).