APC chieftain and media expert advises Wike to revive Amaechi’s healthcare facilities

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Commends Shell and UPTH, but says testing machine may have been hijacked

By Codratus Godson

An All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain and media guru, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has advised Gov Nyesom Wike to revive the numerous healthcare facilities built during the Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi era so that the people of Rivers State can benefit from them in this period of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Chief Eze also said the poor handling of the global pandemic in Rivers State and especially, the continued politicization adopted by the Rivers State government in the entire process has been a source of growing concern to groups and people of the state.

Chief Eze said the healthcare system in the state is already overwhelmed and thus posses great danger to public health owing to the massive negligence the sector has suffered under the present administration.

Chief Eze decried the level of decay in health infrastructure as embarrassing to a state in the status of Rivers, and counselled the governor to expediently conclude plans to speedily revisit the very many hospitals and other health facilities built by former governor, Rt Hon Amaechi that are scattered across the state.

“The hospitals, health facilities and other sundry investments of the Transportation Minister when he was Rivers governor are enough to transform the state into a health tourism and attraction centre if Wike had not played politics with facilities provided by the Amaechi’s administration,” Chief Eze said.

In a statement made available to media houses, the media consultant commended the intervention of the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH), Prof Henry Ugboma, for bringing relief to the state by making the teaching hospital a testing and treatment centre.

The expert said the commitment and sense of public service displayed by Ugboma, especially during this trying period, has distinguished him in the medical  profession and penciled him as a competent public servant.

Eze went further to say that Prof Ugboma has turned the fortunes of this federal institution around since his appointment in 2017. “Before his appointment as the CMD UPTH, he was a senior lecturer and consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist with the UNIPORT as well as in UPTH.

“On assumption of office he ensured that he worked with the best brains in the hospital in order to ensure that his transformation agenda was successful. The hospital under his watch has become a centre of excellence and a Referral Centre,” he stated.

Chief Eze also picked on the SPDC which he said visited UPTH to know how they could partner with the hospital. “The CMD, owing to his love for Rivers people, requested for the covid-19 test machine which SPDC accepted and paid for. Information available to us indicates that SPDC has delivered this machine but some forces in the State are trying to disrupt its installation in order to continue to endanger the lives of the good people of Rivers State for reasons one can’t fathom. This machine that would have gone a long way to make the State covid-19 free can’t be installed. As much as I hail Shell for their numerous contributions towards the fight against the ravaging virus in the region particularly for ensuring the purchase of this testing machine, efforts should be made to retrieve and install it accordingly.”

Eze pleaded with those causing obstruction for the installation of all the important testing machine to stop playing politics with the lives of the people particularly now that over 100 blood samples have been dropped already with UPTH centers for testing and confirmation.

Eze supported the decision of the CMD to brief the public through a radio programme where he highlighted obstacles to setting up the centre. Eze also condemned Gov Nyesom Wike for going on radio later to threaten the CMD. He quoted Wike thus: “We have cause to sternly warn the CMD to top politicising the issue of coronavirus in the state with his rascally, irresponsible and ill-motivated utterances. However, we will neither tolerate nor hesitate to deal with anyone who dares to rubbish the hard work and the sacrifice we are all making to save lives in our state, just to advance parochial partisan interests.”

Furthermore, Eze commended the management team of Shell for displaying commendable interest in the welfare of Rivers people especially, the N1Bn donation it made to the state to strengthen the fight against Covid-19 but urged it to ensure that the testing machine procured for UPTH is installed accordingly without any further delay.”

In conclusion, Chief Eze charged security agencies to ramp up watch over Prof Ugboma and ensure that no harm in any form should touch him for any reason whatsoever.

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Commends Shell and UPTH, but says testing machine may have been hijacked

By Codratus Godson

An All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain and media guru, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has advised Gov Nyesom Wike to revive the numerous healthcare facilities built during the Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi era so that the people of Rivers State can benefit from them in this period of the coronavirus pandemic.

Details:

Chief Eze also said the poor handling of the global pandemic in Rivers State and especially, the continued politicization adopted by the Rivers State government in the entire process has been a source of growing concern to groups and people of the state.

Chief Eze said the healthcare system in the state is already overwhelmed and thus posses great danger to public health owing to the massive negligence the sector has suffered under the present administration.

Chief Eze decried the level of decay in health infrastructure as embarrassing to a state in the status of Rivers, and counselled the governor to expediently conclude plans to speedily revisit the very many hospitals and other health facilities built by former governor, Rt Hon Amaechi that are scattered across the state.

 

“The hospitals, health facilities and other sundry investments of the Transportation Minister when he was Rivers governor are enough to transform the state into a health tourism and attraction centre if Wike had not played politics with facilities provided by the Amaechi’s administration,” Chief Eze said.

In a statement made available to media houses, the media consultant commended the intervention of the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH), Prof Henry Ugboma, for bringing relief to the state by making the teaching hospital a testing and treatment centre.

The expert said the commitment and sense of public service displayed by Ugboma, especially during this trying period, has distinguished him in the medical  profession and penciled him as a competent public servant.

Eze went further to say that Prof Ugboma has turned the fortunes of this federal institution around since his appointment in 2017. “Before his appointment as the CMD UPTH, he was a senior lecturer and consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist with the UNIPORT as well as in UPTH.

“On assumption of office he ensured that he worked with the best brains in the hospital in order to ensure that his transformation agenda was successful. The hospital under his watch has become a centre of excellence and a Referral Centre,” he stated.

Chief Eze also picked on the SPDC which he said visited UPTH to know how they could partner with the hospital. “The CMD, owing to his love for Rivers people, requested for the covid-19 test machine which SPDC accepted and paid for. Information available to us indicates that SPDC has delivered this machine but some forces in the State are trying to disrupt its installation in order to continue to endanger the lives of the good people of Rivers State for reasons one can’t fathom. This machine that would have gone a long way to make the State covid-19 free can’t be installed. As much as I hail Shell for their numerous contributions towards the fight against the ravaging virus in the region particularly for ensuring the purchase of this testing machine, efforts should be made to retrieve and install it accordingly.”

Eze pleaded with those causing obstruction for the installation of all the important testing machine to stop playing politics with the lives of the people particularly now that over 100 blood samples have been dropped already with UPTH centers for testing and confirmation.

Eze supported the decision of the CMD to brief the public through a radio programme where he highlighted obstacles to setting up the centre. Eze also condemned Gov Nyesom Wike for going on radio later to threaten the CMD. He quoted Wike thus: “We have cause to sternly warn the CMD to top politicising the issue of coronavirus in the state with his rascally, irresponsible and ill-motivated utterances. However, we will neither tolerate nor hesitate to deal with anyone who dares to rubbish the hard work and the sacrifice we are all making to save lives in our state, just to advance parochial partisan interests.”

Furthermore, Eze commended the management team of Shell for displaying commendable interest in the welfare of Rivers people especially, the N1Bn donation it made to the state to strengthen the fight against Covid-19 but urged it to ensure that the testing machine procured for UPTH is installed accordingly without any further delay.”

In conclusion, Chief Eze charged security agencies to ramp up watch over Prof Ugboma and ensure that no harm in any form should touch him for any reason whatsoever.

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