Written by on June 8, 2021

Rivers State Government has inaugurated the Mother and Child  Hospital constructed by Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike  at Rumuomasi in Obio/Akpor Local Goverrnment  Area.

It has also laid the foundation Stone for Dr Peter Odili Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases Diagnostic and Treatment Centre located at  Rumuokuta in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area.

Speaking at the programme, Governor Wike said the Mother and  Child Hospital was a bold attempt by his  administration to boost infant and  maternal health in the State.

The Governor opined that all the contractual Sum for the hospital had been paid and equipment needed also provided by government.

He stated that his development strides on the health sector was  also replicated in education and road and urged the Commissioner for Health to Fashion out an option for the smooth running of the  hospital.                                           

On the Dr Peter Odili Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases Diagnostic and Treatment Centre, Governor Wike said the, Eighteen-point-one Billion Naira, representing seventy percent of Twenty-five-point Nine Billion Naira had been paid to the  contractor.

The Governor thanked God for the opportunity given him to serve the State, saying it is for this reason that he is providing basic infrastructure to Rivers people as a sign of gratitude  to God.

He noted that the facility was named after the former Governor Peter  Odili in recognition of his development strides in the  State and  his political Career and other Politicians in the State.

The Minister of Health, professor Osagie Ehanire who was Special Guest of Honour at both events expressed the appreciation of the Federal Government towards the strong collaborative effort of the Rivers State  Government to provide  healthcare to the people, pointing out that his  vision aligned with that of President Buhari in providing Universal healthcare  Coverage for  Nigerians  .

Dr Ehanire commended Governor Wike for his vision and achievements  in the health sector, emphasizing that it shows his determination and interest to add value to the health sector.

Also speaking Former Governor  of  the  State, Dr Peter Odili who noted  that hospitals devoted for the management of  Cancer was less than six percent, lauded Governor Wike for  not  only building the infrastructure and  providing the equipment  to cater for the healthcare needs of  the people, but also training  the personnel to man them.

He described the Governor’s investment in the training of Medical personnel in Nigeria as unprecedented and applauded him for the recognition done him by naming the facility after him.

Earlier in his remarks, the State Commissioner for Health Professor Princewill Chike said the one hundred and thirty two bed Mother and Child Hospital had fifty delivery rooms, Six Modular Operating  Theatres, Invitro fertilization equipment, Fluoroscopic equipment and Mammography equipment.

Professor Chike who described the number of deaths resulting  from Cancer as alarming, said Dr. Peter Odili Cancer and  Cardiovascular Diseases Diagnostic and Treatment Centre would  manage all Cancer related problems as well as serve people  from all parts of the World.

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