Gov. Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta on Monday said the?government would equip the?state University Teaching Hospital (DELSUTH) to handle rising?urology cases in the state.
Uduaghan said?while interacting with?newsmen in Asaba?that the move?was to enable?the hospital to specialise in that aspect of medicine due to increasing rate of renal failures in the state and the country?.
He said that the government had already ordered for the supply of necessary equipment, adding that relevant specialists would also be hired and trained for the job.
Uduaghan noted the rampant cases of kidney and liver problems in the state?and announced that the government would subsidise the cost of dialysis for patients at Warri Central Hospital and at DELSUTH.
He also said that the administration would continue to accord priority to the provision of critical infrastructure to fast track the development of the state.
The governor confirmed the suspension of?the state’s Micro Credit Scheme,?“to give the government time to review the programme''.
He explained that?some irregularities needed to be sorted out before continuing with the scheme and assured that the suspension would be for a short period.
Uduaghan said that funds had been released for the micro credit scheme “even while we are still appraising the past activities as it concerned beneficiaries’’.
The governor solicited?for continued support of the media in the administration's?efforts to develop the state and assured journalists?of unhindered access to?information on the activities of the government. (NAN)