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Wike offers loan to private hospitals as PDP hails action


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The Chairman, Rivers State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, Bro Felix Obuah, has lauded what he describes as unprecedented sensitivity of the State Government to the health needs and healthcare delivery efforts by Governor Nyesom Wike in offering accessible loans to operators of private hospitals in the State.

The PDP Chairman expresses total satisfaction with the initiative, saying it is a deliberate scheme to enhance quality healthcare across the State as well as a befitting financial intervention and assistance to the private hospitals as it would go a long way in improving hospitals’ facilities, healthcare delivery system as well as operational environment.

Bro Obuah says Gov Wike’s gesture and commitment to health services delivery across the State is a boost for the Party and a fulfillment of the Gov’s electioneering campaign promises made during interaction with the medical doctors before his election.

The PDP Chairman specifically commends the Governor for not restricting beneficiaries of the private Hospitals Loans scheme to only those operating in the urban areas but included all those located in the rural areas and the hinterland across the State, explaining that going by the loan’s scheme design, over 500 health facilities are expected to benefit from the programme, which is exceptional and quite commendable.

More gratifying, Obuah observes, is the fact that Rivers State government would act as guarantor for all benefitting potential private hospitals, as well as paying the interest on the loans on behalf of the operators of such private hospitals across the State.

He believes that with the latest interventionist action of the Rivers State government under Governor Wike in the health sector, the dearth in facilities, lack of commitment and general breakdown in healthcare delivery system, particularly in the private health institutions, would be a thing of the past.

Bro Obuah therefore, urges all beneficiaries of the loan to truly apply it appropriately so that their patients and the general public will benefit from such laudable government gesture.

Similarly, the State PDP Chairman, Bro Obuah has also described the decision of Gov Wike to withdraw the case instituted by the Rivers State Ministry of Environment under Rotimi Amaechi administration against the Association of Private General Medical Practitioners as development-driven.

Bro Obuah notes that all these actions of government are geared towards giving the people sense of belonging and assurances of a Governor that feels and cares about the plight of the masses.

He reiterates the continued support of the PDP to all people or development- oriented programmes and policies of Governor Wike administration in the State, assuring that the positive development efforts of the PDP government in the State so far are just a tip of the iceberg while urging medical practitioners in the State to continue to support the administration of Governor Wike.

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