I inherited near comatose health sector in Rivers - Fubara

Governor Siminalayi Fubara has said that his administration inherited a near comatose health sector that operated without secondary healthcare facilities.


Fubara who disclosed this while receiving a delegation of the leadership of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) led by its National President, Dr. Uche Ojinmah, at Government House in Port Harcourt on Friday, April 12, added that his administration is intensifying efforts at reviving the health sector.


In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Nelson Chukwudi, the Rivers state Governor also said that workers and all citizens need to be healthy to enable them become productive and contribute their quota to advance governance.


The statement added;


“The governor and his team cannot succeed without your support. That is the truth, and any government that has the interest of its people at heart must pay adequate attention to the provision of quality healthcare services.

“Healthcare goes with development. That is the truth. Your workers need to be healthy to be productive. If you put everything in place and you don’t have good health, then your people will be under-productive.

“I don’t think when you do what you’re supposed to do, you need to be commended. It is not proper. It is the duty of the Government to care for its workers and that is what I’ve done.

“I will put it this way: I want to appreciate the NMA – both national and state chapter – for your support, your patience. I know it wasn’t easy, it has never been easy for them even with what we have done, it’s still not sufficient. We need to do more.

“I want to thank you for your support, and we, on our part, will  continue to do our best to ensure that, at least, the relationship between us does not go bad.”

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