The Bayelsa State Government has said that 83 of its 105 Primary Health Centers has been completed and ready for commissioning while the remaining number is over 80 percent completed.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Pabara Newton Igwele disclosed this at a media briefing after the 112 State Executive Council meeting in Yenagoa.
He also disclosed that Bayelsa has taken the lead as the most responsive state for infant and maternal mortality in the South South and one of the best models in the entire country.
The feat he said came as a result of the commitment of the Restoration Government of Governor Seriake Dickson to ensure that pregnant women have the best of care and deliver safely.
Dr. Igwele also informed that 93 persons were admitted in various health institutions in the state arising from the November 13 attack in Nembe during the PDP Governorship Campaign Rally.
Out of the figure, he said 30 of them are in critical condition, with some of them undergoing surgeries for bullet wounds, while 62 have been discharged but still under medical surveillance.
On his part, the Secretary to the State Government, Barr. Kemela Okara said the government has decided to set up an administrative panel to collate the names of missing persons, those who died from the botched rally as well as the injured for proper documentation and action.
Okara equally remarked that the Transition Committee recently set up by Governor Dickson will ensure that a proper work is done to enable the incoming adminsitration to seamlessly take off.
In his remark, the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson urged Bayelsans to continue to be good citizens of the state.
Iworiso-Markson said even with the unfortunate incident of the election and its outcome, the government will continue to serve the people and do its best for them till the terminal date of February 14, 2020.