Federal Medical Centre, Asaba was established in
August, 1998 as a result of the policy of the Federal
Government to provide a Federal Medical Centre in
any state of the country where there is no Federal
Teaching Hospital. Remarkably, the new Federal
Medical Centre, Asaba took off with a mere change of
name and ownership from the old General Hospital,
The new hospital commenced services with dilapidated structures and meagre equipment inherited from the General Hospital and a poorly trained workforce acquired from the State Government.
It is, however, worthy of note that despite these challenges, Federal Medical Centre, Asaba has grown in leaps and bounds and is today ranked as one of the foremost Federal Tertiary Health Institutions in Nigeria.
Dr. V.A. Osiatuma is the fourth substantive and current Medical Director of Federal Medical Centre, Asaba. The previous Medical Directors are - Dr. F.C. Edozien, Dr. G.O. Ebo (now late) and Dr. L.O. Erhunmwunsee. They have all contributed immensely to the fast growth of the hospital.