The Head, Department of Obstetrics and Gynacology, Braitwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital (BMSH), Dr Paul Ledee Kua has called on the Rivers State Government to deploy medical doctors in the various departments of BMSH in order to enhance efficiency.
Dr Kua, who made the call in a chat with The Tide yesterday said the employment and deployment of more qualified doctors who can carry out operations will go a long way to reduce the work load of doctors in the hospital.
According to him, he is pleased with the laudable project which has turned BMSH to an ultra-modern specialist hospital, one of the best in the country, adding that because of the huge number of patients coming for treatment, there is an urgent need for the employment of skilled doctors in the hospital.
Dr Kua advised that in a bid to actualise the vision of the comprehensive health centres built in the state for excellent and affordable healthcare system, there must be availability of 24 hours service on maternal care.
“The reason why most pregnant women in rural areas still patronise the TBAs for delivery is that there is no 24 hours service on maternal care in the hospitals at the rural areas”.
Kua continued, there is absolute need for monitoring mechanism of medical doctors deployed to the various hospitals if we must reduce the number of complicated cases that arise from maternal deaths in the state”, he stressed.
He further advocated for the training and retraining of doctors to work effectively in order to meet the needs of people in the hospitals, particularly in the area of maternal health.