The Akwa Ibom State Government continues to ensure the availability of affordable and qualitative health care delivery system to the people of the state by investing heavily in the health sector.
This has been strengthened by the arrival of seven container-loads of medical hardware procured abroad by the state government. Some of the new equipment delivered to the hospital included automated beds with ultrasound scanners, electro-cardiogram machines, spot vital signs devices, fetal anomaly scanners, endoscopes, oxygen concentrators among others.
Governor Udom Emmanuel is making a bold expression to stem the spate of medical tourism abroad, while also reducing congestion in the tertiary and quaternary medical facilities in the state. The Governor is committed to the upgrade of all secondary health facilities in the state in other to enhance easier access to the standard Health care services in all parts of the state. The hitherto dilapidated General Hospital at Etinan is now wearing a new look after rehabilitation and re-furnishing and plans are at advanced stage to replicate the same gesture in all General Hospitals in the state.
Governor Emmanuel who kick-started the medical reforms in May this year noted that a healthy population gives rise to a wealthy population, and so he does not “see this as an expense but as an investment in the interest of Akwa Ibom people.”