The Omuma Local Government Legislative Assembly, has called on the Rivers State Government to investigate the closure of Eberi General Hospital in Omuma Local Government Area.
The Omuma legislative council made the call following the alleged closure of the General Hospital over one year ago by the Medical Director in charge of the hospital.
Mr Chike Okechukwu who is the councillor in charge of Health Environment in the Assembly made the call after visiting the General Hospiotal in Eberi and expressed disappointment that the facility had been overgrown with weeds.
Mr Okechukwu noted that due to the closure of the hospital, many lives may have been lost in the area and called on the state government to quickly intervene to avoid the likelihood of more loss of lives.
The councillor noted that the council would petition the staff and hospital management board to the state government through the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Sampson Parker over the issue.
The councillor who also visited the health centre in the area, commended Governor Chibuike Amaechi in his various efforts to make healthcare services affordable and pledged the continued support of the people of Omuma to the present administration.
He also lauded the efforts of the council chairman, Hon. John Anucha for his effort in assisting the present administration in the state to develop the local government area.
Meanwhile, the chairman of Omuma Local Government Council has inaugurated a 20-member elders committee drawn from the ten wards of the local government.