Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stated that his administration will establish a state-of-the-art Teaching Hospital to support the College of Medical Sciences set up for the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, RSUST.
Addressing journalists at the Old Site of the University of Port Harcourt Teaching on Thursday, Governor Wike said that the College of Medical Sciences of the Rivers State University of Science and Technology will produce well trained doctors.
He said that the RSUST will start at the Braithwaite Memorial Hospital before moving to its permanent site at the Old University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital which will serve as its permanent site.
He said: “The College of Medical Sciences and the Rivers State University of Science and Technology Teaching Hospital will be developed to train world class doctors and medical personnel.
“I am here to inspect the facilities of the proposed permanent site for the RSUST Teaching Hospital. I am happy with what I have seen”.
The governor noted that his administration will continue to take steps to improve access to quality healthcare in the state.
He was accompanied on the inspection visit by the chairman of the Governing Council of the RSUST, Justice Iche Ndu (rtd), Rivers State Commissioner for Health, Dr Theophilus Odagme and the Chief Medical Director of the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Prof Aaron Ojule.