Paul Obiajunwo, PortHarcourt
In furtherance of the provision of quality healthcare to the people of Rivers State, the Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo on Monday flagged off the reconstruction of the Doctors Quarters of the Braithwaite Specialist Memorial Hospital, (BSMH) Port Harcourt.
Whilst laying the foundation stone for the Doctors Quarters of BSMH, the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo said that the doctors quarters would help in repositioning medicare in the state.
He said: “It is my special privilege to lay this foundation stone of this doctors quarters at the Braithwaite Specialist Memorial Hospital.
“It is very special because this is a special contribution to the creation of access to healthcare in the country. And especially the welfare of doctors who do the commendable work of ensuring the health of the people “
The Acting President declared: “I lay this stone to the glory of God, the welfare of the good people of Rivers State and the country at large”.
In his address, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike declared his commitment to the provision of quality facilities in hospitals across the state.
He said: “For me, my engagement with the people is premised on the provision of projects across the state. In Rivers State, it is projects, projects and projects. We shall not deviate.”
Governor Wike said that the objective of the project is to restore the existing accommodation and expand it to accommodate more specialist doctors serving at the BMSH.
He noted that the quarters has 22 units of three bedroom flats with a community canteen and dedicated water facility.
The governor said that the doctors quarters will be completed on schedule and in line with approved specifications.
Rivers State Health Commissioner, Dr Theophilus Odagme lauded the governor for his commitment to the welfare of Rivers doctors.
Also on Monday, the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo inspected the ongoing construction of the Port Harcourt Pleasure Park, the first of its kind in the country.
He also inspected ongoing construction of the Rivers State Ecumenical Centre, aimed at unifying the Christian community in the state.
The Acting President lauded Governor Wike for his commitment to the delivery of quality projects to the people of Rivers State.