Jerry Johnny, Uyo
Beneficiaries of Governor Udom’s achievement in the health sector have confessed that Gov. Emmanuel is a visionary leader who cares for the wellbeing of the citizens.
It is no longer news that Akwa Ibom State has witnessed a complete refurbishing and rehabilitation of health infrastructure as a result of the good leadership of Governor Udom Emmanuel. He has taken good steps to replace old hospital structures and outdated medical equipments as well as addressing hazardous environmental conditions in the state. In the immediate, secondary healthcare facilities like the General Hospitals in Etinan, Ikono, Ituk Mbang, Anua, Eket, Ikot Okoro and other places in the nooks and crannies of the state are now wearing a new and massive facelift.
While speaking with The Umbrella Impact Team at Ibiaku Ntuk Okpo, Ikono LGA, beneficiaries of the General Hospital, Ikono expressed total satisfaction over the facility. They appreciated the government, particularly the governor for coming to their aid.
Mr Matthew Ibanga, an indigene of Nnung Ukim, Ikono LGA stated that the refurbishment has really brought people to the area, and has changed its status. While comparing the facility with the Western one, Dr Masi thanked the governor for providing the people of Ikono with such a structure. He prayed for God’s blessing upon him and wished him success in his second term bid so as to continue his good and life-touching projects in the state.
Anna Asukwo Udo, another indigene of Ikono expressed her satisfaction over the quick response and professionalism of the medical doctors and other staff in the hospital. He pleaded with the Governor to help reduce the cost of healthcare accessibility in the hospital.
It could be recalled that the Honourable Commissioner for Health, Dr Dominic Ukpog once stated that “the healthcare system is defined at the primary and secondary levels, and that’s what the government of Udom Emmanuel is trying to ensure.” Again, to further prove the Governor Udom Emmanuel’s led administration’s commitment on healthcare services, a Primary Healthcare Development Agency bill has been passed into law by the state House of Assembly. This bill will ensure the establishment of at least, one primary Health Centre in every ward in the state; open for funding by the private and public sectors.