Declare state of emergency in health sector, lawmakers tell Ihedioha
Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri
The Imo State House of Assembly on Wednesday told Governor Emeka Ihedioha to declare a state of emergency in the state ’s health sector .
The Deputy Speaker, Okey Onyekanma , who moved the motion described the conditions of the general hospitals as ‘horrible ’ .
According to him , the hospitals lack enough workers and medical equipment .
Onyekanma said , “Our general hospitals are dilapidated and lack enough staff and medical equipment to function .
They are now semi -morgues . There is no electricity; no enough beds at all .”
He added , “Our people will be happy with us if we support this motion urging the governor to declare a state of emergency in the general hospitals ( health sector ) .”
The representative of Obowo Constituency, Kennedy Ibe , said the Rochas Okorocha administration failed the people of the state in the area of health care .
He said the health sector would have improved if the immediate past government had built three general hospitals instead of the uncompleted 27 general hospitals.
The Speaker, Chiji Collins , who presided over the plenary , instructed the clerk to write to the governor on behalf of House about the need to declare a state of emergency in the health sector .