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.