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December 8th, 2008, 01:38 PM
Model of the Development
Name: Karibe Whyte Specialist Hospital
City: Port Harcourt
Status: Under Construction
December 8th, 2008, 01:40 PM
New Rivers Specialist Hospital to gulp $98m ...Amaechi performs ground-breaking ceremony
The Team Leader of Clinotech the Canadian firm handling the construction of the new Rivers Specialist Hospital, Dr. Harrison Ofiyai says the Justice Adolphus Karibi Whyte Specialist Hospital, former University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH) would gulp $98 million.
Dr. Ofiyai, who stated this yesterday during the ground-breaking ceremony of the hospital project said out of the $98 million, about $60 million had been paid by the Canadian partners to enable work commence at the site.
He further stated that the Rivers State Government has also paid a counterpart funding of $38 million into the project, adding that the hospital will have a 1,000 bed capacity to cater for all categories of medical cases in the state.
“Clinotech will also ensure the maintenance of the hospital and the establishment of this hospital will invariably create room for employment as well as build the capacity of health workers in diverse areas,” he said.
He, however, thanked the Rivers State Government for collaborating with Canadian partners to carry out such a magnificent project.
Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State performed the ground breaking ceremony of the Mega Hospital named after Justice Adolphus Karibi Whyte.
The multimillion dollar hospital is located at the old site of the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital in the old Port Harcourt Township.
Speaking during the ground breaking ceremony, Governor Chibuike Amaechi renewed the commitment of the state government to ensuring that health-care was not only accessible, but affordable in the state.
Governor Amaechi said the government was reconstructing 105 health centres explaining that agreement for the construction of the centres under a contractor-finance arrangement would soon be signed.
Under the arrangement, Governor Amaechi explained, the contractor would provide the money to finance the project while the sate government would pay back the money after five years.
The Governor disclosed that general hospitals were also being rebuilt saying that those whose health needs could not be met at the health centres would have to go to the general hospitals at the local government headquarters.
He pointed out that the general hospitals to be reconstructed would be of better standard with better accommodation for both doctors and nurses.
Governor Amaechi explained that the state government would continue to equip the Braithwaite Memorial Hospital and subsidise services rendered at the hospital, contending that services at the Justice Karibe Whyte Specialist Hospital would not be subsidised, since it would not be under government control.
He enjoined Clinotech to give a definite period that work on the project would begin and end, so as not to mislead the people.
He said when the environment of the specialist hospitals in the rural areas had been made conducive for doctors, the state government would then take stern disciplinary measures against doctors who do not stay at their places of postings.
Earlier, the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Sampson Parker said the specialist hospital was part of Governor Amaeci’s vision to improve the health care delivery system in the state, noting that the ground-breaking event marks the move to realise the dream.
Also speaking, the team leader of the Canadian partners in the project Dr. Harison Ofiyai, said on completion the hospital would be beneficial to Rivers people, Niger Deltans and Nigerians at large in taking care of some of their medical needs as well as provide employment for indigenes.
The Rivers State born medical practitioner based in Canada expressed happiness to be back home to partner with the state government in the establishment of a world class specialist hospital and assured that the project would be completed on schedule while soliciting for support to realise the goal.
Also speaking, the Chief Executive of Clinotech of Canada Mr. Celel Caglar, thanked the Rivers State Government for the opportunity to partner with them and promised that they would do their best to ensure early completion of the project.
In another development, the Rivers State Governor, Hon. Chibuike Amaechi attended the Redeemed Christian Church of God’s programme titled “A day with general Overseer in Jesus Partners” at the Civic Centre, Port Harcourt with Pastor Enoch Adeboy presiding over the annual event.
February 9th, 2009, 09:03 AM
Rivers relocates Karibi-Whyte mega hospital to 'New P'Harcourt'
THE proposed 18-floor Justice Adolphus Karibi-Whyte Specialist Hospital is now to be built in the Greater Port Harcourt City region and no longer within the old Port Harcourt township in Rivers State.
Rivers State Commissioner for Health, Dr Sampson Parker said last week after a technical presentation of the hospital's structural design by the consultants that the change in the site was based on the need to shift infrastructure facilities to the new Greater Port Harcourt City to attract developers. He said it was also informed by a survey carried out on high rise building.
In a statement by the Acting Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Blessing Wikina, the Commissioner said due to the change in the location of the hospital, the design for the hospital has changed.
The hospital would now be located opposite the International Airport Hotel in Omagwa in Ikwere Local Council of Rivers State.
The Commissioner announced that the necessary tests for the construction of the high rise building has been taken and noted that members of the Nigerian Medical Association and Nigerian Association of Architects would offer expert input into the project.
He said the presentation of the hospital's structural design at Government House Port Harcourt was to enable the government obtain clarification and interpretation on the detailed design of the project.
Parker said the construction of the hospital would begin as soon as the Civil Aviation Authority and Greater Port Harcourt City Authority give their approval.
The Health commissioner, who extolled the design presented by the consultants, pointed out that when the hospital is completed, it would draw the attention of doctors and the people.
He said, "the state government decided to enlist the services of consultants because the construction of an 18-floor hospital is different from an ordinary building. Because the technical design was done by a foreign firm, I felt that it is proper for us to see what they have done."
June 24th, 2009, 01:48 AM
June 24th, 2009, 02:56 AM
this render is better than the first one
June 24th, 2009, 06:22 PM
Way better than the first one.
June 24th, 2009, 08:31 PM
i just noticed the last render shows the back of the building
June 24th, 2009, 08:34 PM
When is the completion date supposed to be?
September 23rd, 2009, 12:18 AM
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September 24th, 2009, 03:14 AM
first class hospital....very nice design
May 2nd, 2010, 03:22 AM
This is the True design of the Hospital....i guess the other one loss the competition.
May 2nd, 2010, 03:23 AM
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May 2nd, 2010, 08:26 AM
What stage of construction is the hospital in? If everything went as planned I think it should have been completed or close to completion by now. I can't wait until it's finished. I imagine it will take a 1.5-2 years to finish just about everything.
May 2nd, 2010, 08:33 AM
It's going to be a pretty nice medical edifice.
May 23rd, 2010, 07:35 AM
May 23rd, 2010, 08:15 PM
thanks for the update
June 22nd, 2010, 05:30 AM
ICPC bursts N5bn contract scam in Rivers
... Arrests commissioner, bank chiefs
From Our reporter
Monday, June 21, 2010
The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) has nabbed the Rivers State Commissioner for Health, Dr Parker Sampson and several top government functionaries in the state over a N5 billion ($37.2 million) contract scam.
The commission also arrested some contractors, and officials of three banks based in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital as well as the accountant general of the state on alleged involvement in the scam. They are being questioned over their alleged complicity in the deal.
The government officials already in ICPC net include a permanent secretary in the ministry of health, the director of accounts and the director of medical services in the ministry, all said to have made useful statements in support of allegations levelled against the commissioner.
According to ICPC, arrest of the suspects was necessitated by the roles each of them allegedly played in the diversion of the sum of N5 billion earmarked by the state government for construction of Justice Karibi Whyte Memorial Hospital located at Omagwa, Rivers State. The construction was to be jointly handled by a foreign contractor Clinotech International Ova.
It said the health commissioner allegedly collaborated with the main contractor, Dr. Harrison Ofiyal, managing director, Clinotech International Ova, which had been engaged by the government of Rivers State for the construction of the hospital. It said preliminary investigations conducted by its operatives had shown that the amount claimed to have been spent on the hospital project was nothing to compare with the structure on the ground, thus indicating that those connected with the project allegedly misappropriated a large chunk of the money earmarked.
The Justice Karibi Whyte Memorial Hospital, according to plan by the Rivers State Government, was meant to be constructed by Public Private Partnership arrangement. The ICPC said the officials of three banks so far arrested were alleged to have aided the diversion of the fund earmarked for the project such that 60 per cent of the N5 billion set aside for construction could not be accounted for.
The Resident Consultant to ICPC on Media, Mr. Folu Olamiti, said the anti-graft commission swung into action on account of petitions filed by concerned citizens from Rivers State on the contract and eventually uncovered the scam.
He said investigations into the contract scam was yet to conclude as he indicated that more arrest of suspected culprits would be made immediately a signal to that effect emerge.
June 22nd, 2010, 05:33 AM
^^ So the main guy behind the project is part of the people diverting funds away from the project? With that kind of money being diverted away who knows if and when this hospital will be actually completed. That is if this story is true. I don't know why there are always selfish forces that get in way of progress as if they will not also benefit from a hospital like this.
June 22nd, 2010, 05:54 AM
i might come and work here after i finish my nursing school
January 25th, 2011, 03:09 AM
January 25th, 2011, 03:12 AM
Some floor plans if your interested.
January 25th, 2011, 03:14 AM
November 6th, 2011, 01:28 AM
Any word on this project?