OPENING OF THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT AT RIVERS STATE UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL
~~Friday 1st September, 2023~~
The Intensive Care Unit of the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital – RSUTH was officially opened today to the public by the Honourable Commissioner of Health, Dr. Adaeze Chidinma Oreh.
The Honourable Commissioner and her entourage were joyfully received by the Ag. Chief Medical Director (CMD) Prof. Chizindu Akubudike Alikor, Management, Staff, the entire hospital community.
The ICU is a well equipped state-of-the-art healthcare facility with a total of 12 ICU BEDS, Ventilators, Multiparameter Patient Monitor, Suction Machines, Mobile X-ray Unit, Electrocardiography Services, Echocardiography services, ISTAT Machine, Continuous flow of piped oxygen, Dedicated Automated Laboratory etc.
The ICU according to the Ag. Chief Medical Director CMD of the hospital Prof. Chizindu Alikor, will provide the critical care and life support for acutely ill and injured patients. “The RSUTH intensive care unit will cater to patients with severe or life-threatening illnesses and injuries, which require constant care, close supervision from life support equipment and medication in order to ensure normal bodily functions”.
The Ag. Chief Medical Director CMD Rivers State University Teaching Hospital (RSUTH) Prof. Chizindu A. Alikor on behalf of the Management and staff of the Hospital, emphatically thanked the Executive Governor of Rivers State, His Excellency, Sir Siminilayi Fubara, GSSRS for his dedication and commitment to the healthcare and well being of Rivers people appreciating him for his support that made this opening of the ICU a reality. The CMD also appreciated the Honourable Commissioner for Health, Dr. Adaeze Chidinma Oreh, for her vision for the health ministry of Rivers State.
The CMD reassured the Government of Rivers State that the Management of the RSUTH will ensure that service delivery, training and innovative research which are key mandates of the hospital are realised.
He thanked the Almighty God.