It is no longer news that the Nations health sector is in a sorry state.
No thanks to our leaders for the neglect.
IMO state been a microcosm of Nigeria is also a shareholder.
Owelle Rochas Okorocha embarked on construction of 27 specialist hospitals across the state.
It’s unfortunate that these projects weren’t completed.
We can’t continue to dwell on blame game, blames can’t fix these projects for us but rather Actions will do it.
I hereby urge the state government to do the following:
1. Lease these uncompleted hospitals to investors to complete and equip and manage for a long period of time.
This will enable them recoup their ROI(Return on investment).
We have big churches like, Catholic, Anglican, Methodist, Winners chapel, RCCG.
Lease these uncompleted hospitals to them.
Those located within oil producing LGAs, can be leased to oil companies to complete, equip and manage as part of their Cooperate social responsibility.
2. Those hospitals in rural areas, government should provide quality roads leading to the hospitals.
3. Goverment must ensure they adhere to the standard of a specialist hospital which are availability of state of the art equipments, Primary care doctors, speciality doctors ( Allergist, infections disease doctors, opthalmologist, obstetrician/gynaecologist, cardiologist, endocrinologist, gastroenterologist, nephrologist, urologist, pulmonologist, neurologist, psychiatrist, oncologist radiologist, general surgeon).
If the Government lease these uncompleted hospitals with strict adherence to standard and the investors embark on aggressive Media advert.
IMO state will be a Health destination hub irrespective of where they are situated.
I strongly believe instead of abandoning these projects we can build our health sector.
This is my advice to my dear state government.
Ndukauba Chisom Chris.