… pays unscheduled visit to hospital
…Challenges parents to ensure proper upbringing of children
FRI, SEPTEMBER 29 2017-theG&BJournal-AHEAD of the full implementation of the Contributory Health Insurance Scheme, Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has said medical facilities in the state should be of best standards to meet the health needs of the people.
Speaking when he paid an unscheduled visit to Government Hospital, Umunede today, Governor Okowa lauded the dedication of the staff but, observed that facilities in the hospital deserves to be upgraded.
“I am impressed with the diligence of the Medical Doctor who just came out from the theatre and staff of the hospital. As a government we want our hospitals to be of best standards to give our people the health services they deserve,” he said.
The Governor stressed that his administration will not compromise quality and prompt treatment of patients.
The Governor who was accompanied by the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborovweri, member, representing Ika North-East Constituency in the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon. Emeka Elekokuri and some political aides were shown facilities at the hospital by Dr Christian Chiazor.
He stated that children Wards should be clearly demarcated from adults’ wards stating, “depending on what the adults are suffering, it is not good to keep the adults and children in the same ward.”
Fielding questions from journalists about his assessment of the facilities in the hospital, the Governor said, “this is a surprise visit and I am impressed that the staff are diligently on duty, I am not too impressed with the state of the hospital in terms of infrastructure and we will do what we can to ensure that our hospitals are of standard to meet the health needs of our people; we shall carry out this type of visits regularly in every part of the state, we cannot compromise good health because, a healthy people is a wealthy population.”
Hon. Elekokuri expressed happiness with the visit, observing that the Governor has people-oriented progammes.
In a separate development, the governor challenged parents to ensure good moral upbringing for their children for a better society to be achieved.
He was speaking at the burial Mass of a grassroots politician, Hon. Simon Azubike, father of Mr Sylvester Azubuike, Special Assistant to the member representing Ika North-East Constituency in the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon. Emeka Elekeokuri at the Immaculate Heart Catholic Church, Umunede, Delta State.
The Governor, who attended the funeral service in the company of his aides stated that financial wherewithal should not be the yardstick for measuring successful children.
“If every parent care for the moral of their children, we will have a better society,” the Governor said, adding, “the deceased lived a good life and they will not be abandoned, he achieved the best that he could and left a united family which we can feel with all the grand children all around.”
He continued, “as parents, you need to think about how to bring up your children, how will the children grow to be children we will be proud of? Always take interest in how your children are brought up.”
In his homily, Rev. Fr. Peter Chukwurah urged Christians to profess their faith through their actions, stating, “Let us be nice to one another, let us be good Christians, let us show the world that we are Christians through our actions.”
He continued, “we should behave like Christ, let us remove our hands from things that will soil our relationship with God, let us always remember that there is life after now.”
The Reverend Father disclosed that people have testified that the deceased lived a good Christian life asserting that Christians “should support and encourage one another with the assurance given by our Lord, Jesus Christ that He has gone to prepare a place for us; we have come to pray for God to accept the soul of our brother, we have also come to pray for ourselves because, we are all struggling in life, we should pray that God should give us the grace and wisdom to live a good life.”
“Today is for him, tomorrow, who knows? We should live our lives as if every minute is our last, we should endeavour to make heaven,” he stated.