By Obiageli Uchechukwu and Ekemini Bassey
Traditional rulers of Taaba community in Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State have lauded the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC for the timely upgrade of the community’s healthcare facilities.
The royal fathers, led by His Royal Highness, Mene MSK Nule, stated that with the Commission’s intervention, especially the emphasis on the treatment and care for tuberculosis patients, the center is set to do more for the community and improve the health of the people.
Mene Nule said: “The health care centre has served us for a long time. That is where I go to when I fall sick. That’s where everyone in Taabaa community and our neighboring communities go when we fall sick.”
He assured that the community will handle the facility with care and urged the NDDC to hasten the commissioning and official handover of the centre, “so that our people can begin to enjoy its benefits.”
He added: “We thank NDDC for this health centre and for all it is doing to improve the health and well-being of our people. Our people are grateful.”
The facility, which comprises a main hospital building, staff quarters for doctors and nurses, gate house and a generator house, is fully equipped and furnished with air conditioners, beddings, office furnitures, as well as computers, patients trolleys, wheel chairs, oxygen cylinders, amongst others.
The NDDC also installed solar panels, a new 100kva Perkins generator and provision for internet services at the health centre, making it possible to provide modern and efficient health services.