Management of the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH) has said regular power supply has improved in the five hospitals. The management said the hospital can now boast of 20 hours of power supply in its wards, departments and theatres to ensure adequate medicare delivery.
Chief Medical Director, UPTH, Prof Henry Arinze Ugboma, stated this to newsmen during a media parley in the hospital.
Prof Ugboma said the regular Power supply is important to the hospital as it plans to be one of the best medical facilities in sub-Sahara Africa.
“We are looking at alternative sources of energy in the hospital to generate 20-24 hours power supplies”, he said.
He further said UPTH is planning with Port Harcourt Electricity Development Company (PHEDC) to get about 20 hours of uninterrupted power supply.
He also said Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) had agreed to install a gas turbine plant in the hospital to improve the power supply.
According to Ugboma, UPTH is perfecting a five years strategic plan, making the hospital the best in Sub Sahara Africa.
Represented by Chairman of Medical Advisory Committee CMAC, Prof Lucky Onotia, Prof Ugboma said the essence of the 5 year’s plan is to achieve certain goals in research and service delivery to the public.
He noted that some projects are ongoing in the hospital in the removal of tumors of the spine.