The pace of work at the NDDC Specialist and Orthopedic Hospital under construction in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State has been commended by Olajumoke Okoya-Thomas, the chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Public Procurement.
She was speaking shortly after inspecting the project in company of her committee members as part of their oversight function.
“We are here as part of our oversight functions to see that Nigerians get value for money. From what we have seen, gives us hope that NDDC is on track,” said the House Procurement Committee chairman. Briefing the Committee on the project, Christian Oboh, NDDC managing director, said the specialist hospital, being built in partnership with the Rivers State Government, comprises of orthopedic and cardiovascular units.
He disclosed that when completed the hospital would deal with the correction of disorders in the skeletal system, associated muscles, joints and ligaments while the cardiovascular unit would treat conditions affecting the heart.
Oboh revealed that the Commission plans to construct similar hospitals in Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa and Delta States to discourage increasing cases of medical tourism among Nigerians.