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Re: Rivers State University Teaching Hospital: A Major Boost To The Nigerian Health by GreatResearcher: 11:36am On Sep 12
TonyOputa:
By Ugochukwu Oputa

The hospital which was established in 1925 as Braithwaite Memorial Hospital, named after Eldred Curwen Braithwaite, a British doctor and a pioneer of surgery, originally, served as a medical facility for senior civil servants. It later became a General Hospital and has since gained status as a "Specialist Health Institution.

A major turn around in the facility, occurred in 2018 upon the establishment of a Medical College at the Rivers State University, which in turn led to the upgrade of the Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital to a teaching hospital renamed, Rivers State University Teaching Hospital.

The Administration of Governor Nyesom Wike saw to the overhauling and upgrading of infrastructures at the hospital, with will over ten million dollars invested into the procurement of medical equipments.

Last week, I and my team was at the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital on a fact finding mission, so as to have a personal assessment on the facility. On ground to receive us, was the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the Hospital, Dr. Friday Aaron.

Dr. Aaron intimated us on the many great strides going on at the hospital and how the state government interventions is greatly impacting the Nation’s health sector.

The facility has 375 licensed beds and 731 medical staff members. It’s departments includes; Medicine, Paediatrics, Laboratories, Radiology, Family Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Anaesthesia, Surgery, Pathology, Ophthalmology, Accident Centre and the Surgical/Medical Emergency.

Apart from meeting the heath challenges of the public, the hospital also serve as training facility for medical students from the newly established Medical College at the Rivers State University, and also for nurses to become graduate nurses.

In addition to the current infrastructural development in the hospital by the State Government, more surrounding lands have been acquired, and contracts awarded for the further expansion of the Hospital. Also as an addition to the Doctors quarters that was built by this administration, construction works have begun for the construction of the Junior Doctors Quarters. All these are to ensure the comfortability of the personnel and close proximity to the hospital.

As part of the activities for our visit, we went on a tour around the facility, led by the Deputy CMD, Dr. Ali Ben Jumbo.

We visited the Radiology department, Obstetrics & Gynaecology department, Surgery department, the Accident Centre, the Surgical/Medical Emergency and other departments within the facility.

We also saw the water treatment plant, and a Gas plant that enables the hospital produce oxygen for its use., hereby making it self sustainable in that regards.

However, most fascinating for me was the Radiology Department.

It is equipped with the state of the art equipments, and rated the best within the Region, as it plays host to patients from different states in the country.

Out of curiosity, I asked the Head of Radiology Department, Dr. Rufus Abam, if the facility was not being overwhelmed, given the wide geographical area that their services covers. In response, he said; “With the amount of equipments we have here, and their various capacities, I can tell you that this facility is being underused. We can handle more than we are receiving right now”. He also went on to inform us that, that their Mammography section, offer the the most affordable Brest scans and check ups within the region, as the Rivers State Government subsidises cost on that, and that we should notify the public.

Another wonderful innovation we discovered at RSUTH, one which was unveiled to us by the CMD, was the e-Hospital portal.

Presently, through their website rsuth.ng, you can book for an appointment, make relevant payments, even without visiting the hospital. They also created an app for that too.

This innovation is geared towards making RSUTH a smart hospital. Presently, patients registration is being automated, as every patient now have their unique ID Number in the hospital’s data base. All activities at the hospital, including payments and financial summary can be monitored at the backend through the aid of the app.

With the aid of this mobile app, one can interact remotely and virtually with the hospital. It has an e-wallet system integrated with every patient’s ID number and portal where you can load funds, which can be used for payment of services. These funds is also transferable to other users, as you can now remotely transfer funds from your wallet, to that of a relative who needs medical attention.

With the introduction of Paperless consultation and family Medicine, the hospital inches closer to telemedicine.

As our rising population continues to grapple with increasing health challenges in a society with weak health care system, it is encouraging to see that the Rivers State Government is making efforts to ensure that people have increasing access to quality health care by not only building new health facilities (e.g the Mother and Child Hospital) but also upgrading and equipping existing health facilities in the case of the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital.

Ugochukwu Tony Oputa
11th September, 2020

#OurStateOurResponsibility
ok.
Re: Rivers State University Teaching Hospital: A Major Boost To The Nigerian Health by subcbouy: 11:44am On Sep 12
Rivers clinic teaching hospital.
Re: Rivers State University Teaching Hospital: A Major Boost To The Nigerian Health by TheGoodJoe(m): 11:45am On Sep 12
Tell Mr. Projects to complete his appointments and make his budget public for once.
Re: Rivers State University Teaching Hospital: A Major Boost To The Nigerian Health by Zarha: 11:46am On Sep 12
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Re: Rivers State University Teaching Hospital: A Major Boost To The Nigerian Health by nonye420: 11:46am On Sep 12
I pray it is under a good management.
Re: Rivers State University Teaching Hospital: A Major Boost To The Nigerian Health by TheGoodJoe(m): 11:47am On Sep 12
Tell Mr. Projects we need to know how much multinationals donated for response and recovery to the Covid-19 pandemic. It is not his father's money.
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Re: Rivers State University Teaching Hospital: A Major Boost To The Nigerian Health by TheGoodJoe(m): 11:50am On Sep 12
Tell Mr. Projects that the over 100 health centres built by Amaechi needs revitalization.
Re: Rivers State University Teaching Hospital: A Major Boost To The Nigerian Health by VibetoneArtBlog(f): 11:51am On Sep 12
Re: Rivers State University Teaching Hospital: A Major Boost To The Nigerian Health by TheGoodJoe(m): 11:52am On Sep 12
I will like to know the agricultural boost Mr. Projects has brought to Rivers State. What is going on with Songhai farm.
Re: Rivers State University Teaching Hospital: A Major Boost To The Nigerian Health by Lanretoye(m): 11:53am On Sep 12
the name of this hospital go be Ruth
Re: Rivers State University Teaching Hospital: A Major Boost To The Nigerian Health by Deborah98(f): 11:58am On Sep 12
adioolayi:
I'll like to see Gov. Wike, his family members or any of his cabinet members visit the hospital for healthcare purposes first. Then, I will agree it is now first-class
you just wrote what I intended writing, seriously no be to make mouth upandan they need to have a taste of what they're giving us....
Re: Rivers State University Teaching Hospital: A Major Boost To The Nigerian Health by AFONJAPIG(f): 12:00pm On Sep 12
Will all these stop buhari/jubrii and his family members to stop flying to Dubai and London for ear infection and headache with our money
Re: Rivers State University Teaching Hospital: A Major Boost To The Nigerian Health by lagdmark(m): 12:02pm On Sep 12
banio:
$10 million dollars for painting alone.

$10 million dollars equals #3.8 billion naira.
You get eye problems, where did you read 10 million dollars for painting job alone.
Re: Rivers State University Teaching Hospital: A Major Boost To The Nigerian Health by Cmanforall: 12:02pm On Sep 12
TonyOputa:
By Ugochukwu Oputa

The hospital which was established in 1925 as Braithwaite Memorial Hospital, named after Eldred Curwen Braithwaite, a British doctor and a pioneer of surgery, originally, served as a medical facility for senior civil servants. It later became a General Hospital and has since gained status as a "Specialist Health Institution.

A major turn around in the facility, occurred in 2018 upon the establishment of a Medical College at the Rivers State University, which in turn led to the upgrade of the Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital to a teaching hospital renamed, Rivers State University Teaching Hospital.

The Administration of Governor Nyesom Wike saw to the overhauling and upgrading of infrastructures at the hospital, with will over ten million dollars invested into the procurement of medical equipments.

Last week, I and my team was at the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital on a fact finding mission, so as to have a personal assessment on the facility. On ground to receive us, was the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the Hospital, Dr. Friday Aaron.

Dr. Aaron intimated us on the many great strides going on at the hospital and how the state government interventions is greatly impacting the Nation’s health sector.

The facility has 375 licensed beds and 731 medical staff members. It’s departments includes; Medicine, Paediatrics, Laboratories, Radiology, Family Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Anaesthesia, Surgery, Pathology, Ophthalmology, Accident Centre and the Surgical/Medical Emergency.

Apart from meeting the heath challenges of the public, the hospital also serve as training facility for medical students from the newly established Medical College at the Rivers State University, and also for nurses to become graduate nurses.

In addition to the current infrastructural development in the hospital by the State Government, more surrounding lands have been acquired, and contracts awarded for the further expansion of the Hospital. Also as an addition to the Doctors quarters that was built by this administration, construction works have begun for the construction of the Junior Doctors Quarters. All these are to ensure the comfortability of the personnel and close proximity to the hospital.

As part of the activities for our visit, we went on a tour around the facility, led by the Deputy CMD, Dr. Ali Ben Jumbo.

We visited the Radiology department, Obstetrics & Gynaecology department, Surgery department, the Accident Centre, the Surgical/Medical Emergency and other departments within the facility.

We also saw the water treatment plant, and a Gas plant that enables the hospital produce oxygen for its use., hereby making it self sustainable in that regards.

However, most fascinating for me was the Radiology Department.

It is equipped with the state of the art equipments, and rated the best within the Region, as it plays host to patients from different states in the country.

Out of curiosity, I asked the Head of Radiology Department, Dr. Rufus Abam, if the facility was not being overwhelmed, given the wide geographical area that their services covers. In response, he said; “With the amount of equipments we have here, and their various capacities, I can tell you that this facility is being underused. We can handle more than we are receiving right now”. He also went on to inform us that, that their Mammography section, offer the the most affordable Brest scans and check ups within the region, as the Rivers State Government subsidises cost on that, and that we should notify the public.

Another wonderful innovation we discovered at RSUTH, one which was unveiled to us by the CMD, was the e-Hospital portal.

Presently, through their website rsuth.ng, you can book for an appointment, make relevant payments, even without visiting the hospital. They also created an app for that too.

This innovation is geared towards making RSUTH a smart hospital. Presently, patients registration is being automated, as every patient now have their unique ID Number in the hospital’s data base. All activities at the hospital, including payments and financial summary can be monitored at the backend through the aid of the app.

With the aid of this mobile app, one can interact remotely and virtually with the hospital. It has an e-wallet system integrated with every patient’s ID number and portal where you can load funds, which can be used for payment of services. These funds is also transferable to other users, as you can now remotely transfer funds from your wallet, to that of a relative who needs medical attention.

With the introduction of Paperless consultation and family Medicine, the hospital inches closer to telemedicine.

As our rising population continues to grapple with increasing health challenges in a society with weak health care system, it is encouraging to see that the Rivers State Government is making efforts to ensure that people have increasing access to quality health care by not only building new health facilities (e.g the Mother and Child Hospital) but also upgrading and equipping existing health facilities in the case of the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital.

Ugochukwu Tony Oputa
11th September, 2020

#OurStateOurResponsibility
Are you related to CharlieBoy?
Re: Rivers State University Teaching Hospital: A Major Boost To The Nigerian Health by Lamasta(m): 12:16pm On Sep 12
RioCarputo:
Wike Mr Project himself .the lion of ubiama. the slayer of GEJ.
You sure grin
Re: Rivers State University Teaching Hospital: A Major Boost To The Nigerian Health by Lamasta(m): 12:17pm On Sep 12
Its a welcome development at all at all nahim bad pass
Re: Rivers State University Teaching Hospital: A Major Boost To The Nigerian Health by WelcomeToBiafra: 12:19pm On Sep 12
Internet government hospital. Nothing on ground.
Re: Rivers State University Teaching Hospital: A Major Boost To The Nigerian Health by kcubani: 12:21pm On Sep 12
They will soon to everything to analog by lazy and dubious civil (evil) servants
Re: Rivers State University Teaching Hospital: A Major Boost To The Nigerian Health by Jman06(m): 12:34pm On Sep 12
Sirmwill:
Same old boring story
Appreciate good works when you see one, it attracts more!
Re: Rivers State University Teaching Hospital: A Major Boost To The Nigerian Health by Matrimonous: 12:35pm On Sep 12
Good
Re: Rivers State University Teaching Hospital: A Major Boost To The Nigerian Health by Jman06(m): 12:38pm On Sep 12
EdmundChidera:
Wike is really trying in PH with a lot of works going on.

But him too dey hard grin
If im no hard, maybe them for don kpai am
Re: Rivers State University Teaching Hospital: A Major Boost To The Nigerian Health by Redfruit(m): 12:51pm On Sep 12
ABlAstate:
This is like America compare to the poultry farm they call teaching hospital in Enugu state. cheesy
You are very wrong on this

Enugu state Teaching hospital outclasses this in terms of structure and otherwise. I have been to both places
Re: Rivers State University Teaching Hospital: A Major Boost To The Nigerian Health by ABlAstate: 12:52pm On Sep 12
Redfruit:

You are very wrong on this

Enugu state Teaching hospital outclasses this in terms of structure and otherwise. I have been to both places


Enugu teaching hospital is toilet compare to this.
Re: Rivers State University Teaching Hospital: A Major Boost To The Nigerian Health by Exodora: 1:05pm On Sep 12
adioolayi:
I'll like to see Gov. Wike, his family members or any of his cabinet members visit the hospital for healthcare purposes first. Then, I will agree it is now first-class
So that you will sneak in and strangle them ?
Re: Rivers State University Teaching Hospital: A Major Boost To The Nigerian Health by AwkaFinest: 1:09pm On Sep 12
Lanretoye:
the name of this hospital go be Ruth

Yea
Re: Rivers State University Teaching Hospital: A Major Boost To The Nigerian Health by JBiden: 1:09pm On Sep 12
Yes.


















Very commendable.






























Now stock the hospital with rude, nonchalant and inept staff.
Re: Rivers State University Teaching Hospital: A Major Boost To The Nigerian Health by AwkaFinest: 1:15pm On Sep 12
Doctors' quarters

Re: Rivers State University Teaching Hospital: A Major Boost To The Nigerian Health by Jman06(m): 1:21pm On Sep 12
Redfruit:

You are very wrong on this

Enugu state Teaching hospital outclasses this in terms of structure and otherwise. I have been to both places
You definitely don't know what class means! That is why you compare that glorified chemist called parklane with this masterpiece.

We should learn to say the truth even when it is against our sectional inclinations.
Re: Rivers State University Teaching Hospital: A Major Boost To The Nigerian Health by Djyucee1(m): 1:37pm On Sep 12
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