*Commends SPDC for keeping faith with Rivers people.
From Blessing Ibunge, Port Harcourt
A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has said that the healthcare system in Rivers state is already overwhelmed and thus, posses great danger to public health.
He alluded to what he described as massive negligence in the sector under the Nyesom Wike-led administration.
Describing the decay as embarrassing, Eze urged Gov. Wike to expediently conclude plans to speedily revisit the many hospitals and other health facilities built by former Gov. Chibuike Amaechi, across the state.
According to Chief Eze, “It is a shame, sad and unfortunate the sorry condition of the most of these hospitals constructed and equipped by the administration of Amaechi that were the envy of most states in Nigeria then, but have been under lock and key since Wike assumed office in 2015 and succeeded in turning these hospitals to a hunting ground for local hunters and hideouts for crimes”.
Amaechi according to Eze envisaged and planned Rivers State to be the India of Nigeria and Centre of Excellence in terms of provision of quality health services to Nigerians, but sadly under Wike, the state had been turned to a shame health-wise.
In a statement, the party chieftain expressed joy the God might decided to bless the state with another visionary leader in the person of Prof. Henry Ugboma, who have claimed possessed “professional and intelligent management of affairs at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH) as the Chief Medical Director”.
He said they the commitment displayed by Prof. Ugboma, especially during this trying period, has distinguished him in the medical profession and penciled him as a competent public servant.