The physiotherapy department is manned by professional physiotherapist who provide services aimed at helping people optimize and enhance their mobility, function and regain independence in the society following disease conditions or physical dysfunction tread more
What we have today as Abia State University Teaching Hospital (ABSUTH) started on April 20, 1994, when the then Military Administrator of the state, Colonel Ike Nwosu (Rtd) promulgated the Abia State University Teaching Hospital Management Board, Edict No. 5 of 1994. The hospital was established at the site of the former Aba General Hospital, for clinical training of Doctors for the Abia State University College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Uturu. The decision was seen by many as a landmark stride in the provision of qualitative Tertiary health care services for the residents of Abia and its neighboring States.
When the second management Board of the Teaching Hospital was appointed in September 1995, the Board was specifically charged to rigorously pursue and achieve the accreditation of the institution for the training and graduation of medical doctors.
Accordingly, in February and March 1996, the Hospital was accredited by both the National University Commission (NUC) and the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (M&DCN) for the award of degrees and graduation of medical doctors. Also, ABSUTH has been fully accreditated by the Federal Ministry of Health to operate as a health care provider at all levels (Primary, Secondary and Tertiary) in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Programme. Since then, ABSUTH has grappled with commitment, the mission and challenges which include;
- Provision of high level tertiary health care
- training of medical and allied medical personnel
- Intensive research on prevalent health care needs of the society
ABSUTH graduated its pioneer batch of medical doctors in 1996, and has subsequently graduated over 15 other batches of medical doctors.