Rivers State Governor , Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that his administration will transform the secondary healthcare sector of the state as a means of improving the living standard of the people.
The governor said that the state government resolved to revive the secondary healthcare facilities because they were abandoned for over two decades.
He spoke on Monday at Abonnema in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area and Buguma in Asari-Toru Local Government Area where he flagged-off the rehabilitation of the General Hospital , Abonnema and General Hospital , Buguma .
The governor said that his administration is bringing healthcare back to the people, pointing out that for decades people from Buguma and Abonnema have been forced to travel all the way to Port Harcourt to access quality healthcare .
He said : “The condition of these hospitals will make anyone cry. What we are doing is to rehabilitate the hospitals, upgrade the facilities and ensure that people from Buguma and Abonnema get quality healthcare “.
The governor noted that his administration has already completed work at the Obonnema-Abonnema Link Road in Akuku-Toru , about to complete the rehabilitation of the Nyemoni Grammar School and the Abonnema Ring Road.
The governor stated that work will start on the reconstruction of Buguma Internal Roads in Asari-Toru Local Government Area , while the drainage of Buguma Town will be completed .
He added the administration has also awarded contract for the sand-filling of Abalama in Asari-Toru Local Government Area .
The governor said : “The people of Asari-Toru and Akuku-Toru Local Government Areas deserve the best. That is why we have come here to flag off the rehabilitation of these two important hospitals”.
The governor added that after the upland development in the two local government areas , more projects will be completed in the Oceania area.
In his remarks , Commissioner of Health , Dr Theophilus Odagme said that the state government for the first time in over three decades will improve facilities at the hospitals.
Simeon Nwakaudu ,
Special Assistant to the Rivers State
Governor , Electronic Media .
28th November , 2016.