RSG To Commence The Rehabilitation of General Hospitals Says Governor Wike

RSG To Commence The Rehabilitation of General Hospitals Says Governor Wike

Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt

Rivers State Government  will commence the award for the rehabilitation  of  General Hospitals  in the three Senatorial Districts   of the state in two weeks time, Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has announced. 

The  governor  also  stated that the administration’s  biometric  exercise  has recovered about N2billion,  pointing  out  that  a forensic  audit of the state salaries  accounts will be  conducted  thereafter . 

Speaking  when he granted audience to the leadership  of  the Rivers State Chapter of the  Nigerian Medical Association,  NMA,  Governor  Wike  said  that  the  first phase of  the  rehabilitation  of  General Hospitals will involve  six hospitals.

He said  that  the  administration  is committed to  improving  secondary health care for the people.  He noted that in the next three years, 18 hospitals would have  been rehabilitated. 

Speaking  further,  Governor Wike said  the state government  will upgrade facilities  at the Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital  to serve as a teaching  hospital  for the Rivers State University of Science and Technology.

He added that the State Government  will also reconstruct the Doctors Quarters at the Tertiary Health  Facility as well as  complete the orthopaedic  section  of  the  hospital.

“In the next two weeks,  we will  start awarding contracts for the rehabilitation  of  General Hospitals.  The rehabilitation  will be done in phases. We will  start  with two per senatorial district “, Governor Wike said.

Commenting  on the ongoing  biometric exercise,  Governor Wike  said  that all those involved  in  defrauding  the  state  of  funds will be prosecuted  accordingly.

He noted that the state government  will fund the training and  retraining of resident doctors to improve  their capacity  to deliver quality  services. He added that issues pertaining  the  welfare of  doctors will also be given the required  attention. 

Earlier,  the  Rivers State NMA, Dr Furo Green commended the governor  for his developmental strides. He urged him to  address key welfare issues affecting  doctors  in the  state.