RSG To Rehabilitate Bori, Emohua Hospitals


In fulfillment of his promises to Rivers people during his campaigns, the Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has paid unscheduled visits to the Bori and Emohua general hospitals in Rivers State, with a promise to rehabilitate them as quickly as possible.
Wike, who since assumption of office as governor, has visited project sites and facilities; all of which are begging for attention, last Saturday, lamented the infernal state of the hospitals.
At the Bori General Hospital, the patients who were obviously elated to see the governor, narrated the dearth of basic facilities to save lives, disclosing that their patronage of the hospital was planked on lack of choice as they cannot afford the money to visit better clinics elsewhere.
Frightened by the state of the hospital which contradicts the claim by the Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi’s government that all hospitals in the state are in good conditions, the governor ordered the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Somieari Isaac Harry, and the Chairman of the Rivers State Management Board, Dr Okikere Iragunima, to submit, within two weeks, a proposal/budget that will give the hospitals a facelift.
This, the governor said, must include both equipment and the building.
The visit of the governor coincided with the delivery of a baby boy named after him.
The parents of the baby were filled with joy when the governor stopped over to see the baby.
At the Bori General Hospital, Iragunima, who also lamented the poor state of the hospital, disclosed that the hospital receives about 3,000 patients monthly even in its terrible state as it serves five local government areas, namely: Khana, Gokana, Tai, Andoni and Opobo/Nkoro.
He argued that the hospital, which was built by the colonial government, had been ignored by governments in the past.
Straight from the ward, Wike visited the official residential quarters of the doctors and nurses, where he ordered that a budget for on a befitting quarters be submitted to him within two weeks.
Wike also visited the Emohua General Hospital, where he said that the life threatening buildings put up before independence, and now derelict, must be demolished and new ones built.
The governor, who did not see any single patient in the hospital as dangerous reptiles and rodents inhabited the old and collapsing buildings, further directed that access road and security must be provided, as the roads leading to the hospital are near impassable.