The Implementation Committee, chaired by the State Deputy Governor, Dr. Ipalibo Harry Banigo has the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Prof. Zacchaeus Adangor and the Commissioner for Health, Prof. Princewill Chike serving as members.
Others are, the Chairman of Rivers State University Teaching Hospital(RSUTH), Dr. J. N. Hart, Chief Medical Director of RSUTH, Dr. Friday Aaron, Chief Medical Director of Rivers State Hospitals Management Board, Dr. Kenneth Okagwa and the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Mrs. Ndidi Uchay who is to serve as Secretary.
Governor Wike charged them to deploy every measure required to revamp the Prof. Kelsey Harrison Hospital that has been dormant for quite some time.
He urged them to engage competent personnel that would deliver the best results so that the hospital would begin to offer services to the people of the State.
“Prof. Kelsey Harrison Hospital has not been operational because of a litigation over the agreement between International Trauma and Critical Care Centre Limited(ITCC) and the Rivers state Government. The Committee set up by the State Executive Council made fundamental recommendations. We therefore decided to ensure they are implemented immediately without bureaucracy,” Wike said.
“You are saddled with the responsibility of how Kelsey Harrison Hospital should be revitalised and made more functional. It should serve people in the densely populated area of Diobu. There will also be the need to hand it over to the Rivers State Hospitals Management Board at the end of the day.”