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Wike: Revival of Rivers’ Health Sector on Course
Date Posted: 20/Mar/2017
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, at the weekend, assured the people that the ongoing revival of health sector in the state will lead to improved access to quality healthcare. Speaking in an interview at the weekend, Governor Wike said work in the 13 general hospitals being rehabilitated by his administration, had reached advanced stage.
 
He said among the hospitals being rehabilitated were zonal hospitals which will provide tertiary and secondary healthcare to the people. The governor said the zonal hospitals were located at Bori, Etche, Ahoada and Degema. “Work has gone far in these hospitals. We are remodelling the hospitals and ensuring that we revive healthcare across the state.”
 
The governor said the essence of reviving the hospitals was to bring healthcare close to the people wherever they reside. He said his administration was in the process of re-equipping the Braithwaite Specialist Memorial Hospital in Port Harcourt, to meet the challenges of modern medicine.
 
Governor Wike emphasised that new facilities were being provided at the Braithwaite Specialist Memorial Hospital, while the Doctors Quarters was being constructed after the Vice-President; Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, laid the foundation stone.
 
He said: “We have put in place a Faculty of Medical Sciences at the state university, while the faculty building is under construction.” The governor added that his administration had also commenced the process of employing consultants and medical officers in a move aimed at providing professional manpower to drive the revival of the health sector.
 
Source: New Telegraph News

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