Rivers State Governor Chief Barr. Nyesom Ezenwo Wike commission 132-Bed mother, child hospital with 50 Delivery Rooms, 6 Modular Operating Theatres, Invitro Fertilization Equipment, others
The governor during the inauguration of the Mother and Child Hospital at Rumuomasi Town, said it is sad that medical doctors have shown less capacity in managing most health facility in the country.
Wike said, such medical officers are appointed as heads of those facility, and they collect money for services that they render, but are still unable to maintain the equipment and worst still, leave the vicinity unkempt.
He challenged medical doctors to be more responsible in maintaining the public healthcare facility and not allow the investment to come to waste.
The minister of health, Dr Osagie E. Ehanire, who commended Governor Wike for the project, said on completion, the cancer and Cardiovascular treatment centre will augment the assets available to treat Non Communicable Diseases (NCDS), and add great value to efforts to reduce NCD prevalence, not only in Rivers states but well beyond, in the South- South and indeed Nigeria.
“I observe that this project has been named after a personality who has built a reputation, not just as a Medical Practitioner, but a foremost public figure in Rivers State as a Former State Governor. I salute you, Your Excellency, Sir Dr. Peter Odili, for your contribution to this State and congratulate you on the recognition the people are giving you.”
Ehanire commended Governor Wike for his vision and achievement in the health sector, emphasizing that it shows his determination and interest to add value to the health sector.