Rivers State Deputy Governor Dr. Mrs. Ipalibo Harry Banigo has applauded the resilience of the State Chief Executive, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, for his dogged leadership role when it comes to matters that affect the Rivers people, especially as it concerns health, education and other social and economic issues of the State.
Dr. Banigo gave this applause during a meeting of the Implementation Committee of Exco Decision on Kelsey Harrison Hospital, Dental Maxillo-facia Hospital and Ashes to Ashes Mortuary at the Government House in Port Harcourt on Monday, 28th September, 2020.
Dr. Banigo informed members of the Committee that the hospitals they have been called to implement are valuable assets of the Rivers State Government which were badly handled by the previous Administration. ‘These are tax payer’s money that was badly handled and they are valuable and will add a lot of value to the health care delivery system of the state’. Dr. Banigo further stressed.
The Deputy Governor, who reaffirmed Governor Wike’s commitment to reduce the disease burden of the Rivers People, said the Kelsey Harrison Hospital situated in Diobu, a densely populated area of the city has no secondary healthcare facility to serve our People while the Dental Maxillo-Facia Hospital is the only one of its kind in the whole of Rivers State.
Dr. Banigo said Governor Wike has approved the inclusion of two Residency Training in ENT, Ophthalmology and the four specialties in dentistry in the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital, noting that all these are meant to add quality tertiary health services for the citizens of Rivers State. Dr. Banigo quipped.
In his remarks the Chairman of the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital Management Board, Dr. Nimi Hart, who said the two hospital would boost healthcare delivery in the State, disclosed that the Dental Maxillo-Facia Hospital was established in 1961, stressing that the previous Administration mismanaged and underutilized the Hospital.
He expressed gratitude to the State Governor for his commitment to revamp the Hospitals.