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How digitisation of RSUTH improves service delivery



Management of the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital (RSUTH) has disclosed that its digitisation moves such as the e-consultation, e-registration, online intern assessment and multiple payment options, among others, have improved service delivery.

In a statement issued by RSUTH Acting Director of Administration, Okechuku Chukuigwe, he said critical facilities that were previously lacking in the facility had been installed, while existing ones have been renovated.

He noted that in the past three years, Governor Nyesom Wike transformed the hospital into a centre of excellence.


“The construction of critical facilities previously lacking and renovation of existing ones; the digitisation, e-consultation, e-registration, online intern assessment, multiple payment options, including unstructured supplementary service data (USSD), introduction of continuous training and welfare package for the hospital’s workforce,” the statement reads.

Others are the elimination of miscommunication and compliance failure through workflow redefinition, accreditation of courses of the Rivers State University College of Medical Sciences for the MBBS programme, reaccreditation of departments by the Post-Graduate Medical Colleges, payment of Residency training Grants resulting in better performance in various fellowship examinations of the West African and National Post-Graduate Medical Colleges, among others.

The statement further disclosed that at inception, 375-bed facility that were run by 731 medical personnel, 12 medical and four support services departments boosted the hospital.

Chief Medical Director of RSUTH, Friday Aaron, restated the resolve of management and staff of the hospital to translate Governor Wike’s vision in transforming the teaching hospital into a first-class medical services provider to the people of Rivers and Niger Delta region.

“We thank Wike for his vision of transforming the former Braithwaite Specialist Hospital into a teaching hospital for the training of medical students and other health professionals from the Rivers State University,” it added.


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