Governor Nyesom Wike has terminated the appointment of the Chief Medical Director of Rivers State Hospital Management Board, Dr. Kenneth Okagwa.
Rivers Commissioner for Health, Dr. Princewill Chike, disclosed this in a statement signed by the press officer of the Ministry of Health, Edna Alete on Friday.
The statement directed Dr. Kenneth Okagwa to immediately hand over to the next most senior civil servant on the board.
It is however not clear why Dr. Kenneth was stripped off his appointment.
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Governor Wike on September 10, 2020, inaugurated a Seven-man Committee to revitalise some dormant Health Institutions in the State.
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 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 which 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.