One of the co-founders of EKO Hospital, Dr Amechi Obiora, has died at the age of 85.
The surgeon who hailed from Anambra state was reported to have died after a brief illness.
He was born on August 13, 1936 in Akwa Ibom. Obiora is the first son in a family of 10 children.
He attended Central School, Onitsha, then passed on Federal Government scholarship to Edo College, Benin City, Edo State.
He later proceeded to Government College, Owerri, Imo State for Higher Schoo, also on scholarship. From there he went to the University College, Ibadan, to study medicine.
His name Obiora represents the “O” in the EKO hospital name. Other co-founders are Dr Alexander Eneli and Dr Sunday Kuku. He was noted as an outstanding student at the medical school of the University of Ibadan from where he graduated in 1964.
Obiora was also a Senior Lecturer at the College of Medicine, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).
Apparently displeased with the “rot, corruption and nepotism” at LUTH, Obiora, with late Dr Eneli and Dr Sunny Kuku resigned and went on to found the Eko Hospitals PLC in 1978.