Governor Seriake Dickson has tasked management of the Niger Delta University teaching Hospital (NDUTH) Okolobiri to reposition the institution to become a centre of medical excellence in the country. While declaring open the 10th anniversary of the health institution in university of the health institution in Yenagoa.
Governor Dickson represented by his deputy Rtd. Rear Admiral Gboribiogha Jonah applauded efforts of the NDUTH for its significant contributions in meeting the health needs of the people. Governor Dickson assured the hospital of the government’s support and collaborating with other agencies. In addressing health challenges stressing that the investment in the sector was due to governments determination to making health care accessible and affordable.
He also charged staff of the tertiary institutions to shun inter professional rivalry while urging them to employ dialogue in resolving issues at all times. Speaking on a theme ”Tertiary health care delivery in Nigeria challenges and prospects”. The commissioner for health Prof. Ebitimi said the hospital has lived up to its mandate of providing tertiary health care, manpower and conducting health research over the last decade. Chief Medical Director of NDU Prof. Dimie Ogoina also highlighted the achievements, challenges and prospects of the institution.
According to Prof. Ogoina the achievements include performing Laparoscopic surgery which was instrumental in the accreditation of the department of obstetrics and gynaecology for post-graduate training. He added that the hospital is constrained by erratic power supply, inadequate health manpower, equipment and others.