The Management of the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital has expressed gratitude to the Federal Government for embarking on an assessment of the critical needs of the hospital. Chief Medical Director Professor Henry A. A. Ugboma gave the commendation when he received an eight-person delegation comprising representatives of the Federal Ministry of Health, GE Corporation and CPL Medical group. Professor Ugboma who bemoaned the deplorable state of facilities and equipments used for rendering medical services to members of the public, however expressed hope that the outcome of the needs assessment exercise will yield positive results in the area of healthcare service delivery. Earlier, the team leader explained in details the nature and components of their assignment, including the status of equipments available, those not available, as well as interactive sessions with the various departments. The team later undertook a guided tour of the various departments accompanied by the two Deputy Chairmen of the Medical Advisory Committee Dr. Ochell Emmanuel and Dr. Richard Oko-Jaja respectively.