Despite positive improvement in the health sector in Rivers State in the last 8 years of The Amaechi led administration, some stakeholders say there is still more to be done.
Between 2007 and now, the state government built 250 model primary health centers in the 23 Local Government Areas of the state, constructed Professor Kelsey Harrison Hospital, established an auto disable syringe factory and employed more than 400 medical doctors.
This feat is considered fair enough by some stakeholder in the state health sector.
However the stakeholders believed that Gov. Amaechi in his 8 years stewardship has not done well in the area of secondary healthcare and the free medical scheme his administration declared over 7 years ago.
The stakeholders are expecting that the incoming administration will consolidate on the gains of the current government and go a step further in facilitating the reform of the health sector in the state to provide adequate secondary health service. They are looking up to how the new government can build on the existing structure in order to make the state the hub of medical tourism in Nigeria.