Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has inaugurated the Board of the State University Teaching Hospital, with a charge to the members to develop a world-class medical personnel training institution.
Inaugurating the Board at the Government House Port Harcourt on Friday, Governor Wike urged the members to bring their wealth of experience into building the teaching hospital.
He said: “I congratulate the members of the Board. You have made history as the pioneer members of this all-important board.
“As pioneer members, you have a duty of developing this teaching hospital from the scratch. We are doing our best to see that we give the best to our people”.
He assured that the State Government will support the Board to ensure that it achieves its set objectives.
He said: “You have to promote team-work. This is important to achieve our goal of training quality doctors.
“Team work will consolidate the gains of setting up the Teaching Hospital and the college of Medical Sciences at the Rivers State University”.
Governor Wike charged the Board members to commence work immediately, despite the Christmas Period.
Chairman of the Board of the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital, Dr. Jonathan Nimi Hart assured the governor that the members will deliver in line with his directives.
He said that the Board has the capacity to develop a world-class Teaching Hospital.
The Chairman urged the Rivers State Governor to fund the new Rivers State University Teaching Hospital for the transformation of the Braithwaite Memorial Special Hospital into a modern, well-equipped training facility.
“You will not be disappointed by the membership of the Board. The teaching hospital is for service, learning and research. There is need for manpower development at the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital “, he said.