Bayelsa signs MOU for world-class 350-bed hospital proposed to take off in 2017

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Olatomiwa Ajigi

The Bayelsa State Government has entered into an agreement with Oyesis Global Network Nigeria Ltd for the management of the Government House Hospital Complex, towards actualizing its vision of transforming the state to become a major medical tourist destination.

Speaking shortly after signing the memorandum of understanding on Tuesday in Government House, Yenagoa, Governor Dickson said his administration has already made relevant investments in the sector, including the complex, to drive the vision.

According to Governor Dickson, the 350-bed Melford Okilo Memorial hospital and other on-going health projects in the state will be completed and put to use next year, in addition to the state healthcare insurance scheme.

The Governor, who noted that most of the health facilities would be run under a public private partnership arrangement, called on the people of the state and the general public to take advantage of the services.

Describing the Diagnostic centre as a world-class facility, which has been out-sourced to a reputable medical firm, he said the forensic analysis unit would commence operations in January, next year.
Commenting further on the Government House Hospital Complex, Governor Dickson described its location as strategic, as the facility would enjoy constant power supply and security services to boost service delivery to the people.

In his remarks, the Leader of the Oyesis Global Network Nigeria Ltd team, Dr. Herbert Oye commended the state government for providing state-of-the-art health facilities and noted that, with proper management of the projects, the government would reap bountifully from its investments.

He assured Governor Dickson of his company’s commitment to the agreement and to bring its experience to bear on the running of the state health care delivery system, in accordance with international standards.

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