Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Gov. Emmanuel Commissions residential apartment for Ibom Int’l. Specialist Hospital 

Gov. Emmanuel Commissions residential apartment for Ibom Int’l. Specialist Hospital

The Akwa Ibom State  Quartenary Medical Center, Ibom International Specialist hospital, is set to commence operations as medical  expatriates arrive the  state to test run facilities at the  center.

The State  Governor Mr Udom Emmanuel,  announced  this during the Commissioning of an ultra modern Residential Apartments  of the Hospital at  Shelter Afrique Estate,  Uyo.
The Governor who described the  Estate as a one - stop residential complex said  that the hospital is a milestone in health care delivery which has been repositioned to provide world class services in various fields of  Medicine.
He said, with the commencement of services in the hospital, the state is propelled to join the league of .big nations of the world in providing  first class health care services and  expressed optimism that the health institution  would redirect  medical  tourism to the  State.

Governor Emmanuel who expressed appreciation to  the immediate  past  Governor,  Senator  Godswill Akpabio,  for conceptualizing  a world  class health  facility for  Akwa Ibom people,  described the  inauguration as an icing on the cake of uncommon  transformation and a hallmark of  sustainable  development in the  health sector.

He said that local content will not be  compromised as the would work with  qualified  indigenous  medical  personnel to attain to health challenges and develop additional  manpower.

The Governor assured that he would not renege on his commitment to  providing quality services to the people and sued for patience as he takes the citizenry through  sustainable development as promised during the electioneering  campaign.

The Governor announced the  remittance  of subsidy to the School of  Health Technology,  Etinan and said that the  health care  and  welfare
of  it citizens remain paramount in the administration.

Earlier,  the  Commissioner for Special Duties Engr.  Etido  Inyang said that the Residential  Apartments is sitted on a forty six thousand six hundred and  twenty two square  meters  with forty  apartment custom built  totally one  hundred and forty rooms equipped with ancillary facilities,  water treatment plant,  swimming pool and a  super market.

He said each of the apartment is exquisitely furnished  and thanked the Governor for the vision of providing a  standard  facility for the International community.

Also, the Health  Commissioner,  Dr Dominic Ukpong, maintained that security and accommodation are good factors that  facilitate excellent  service delivery and  expressed  appreciation to the Governor for providing  a comfortable  accommodation to the  medical  expatriates.

The Chief  Medical  Director, Dr Yemi Johnson,  said that medical  personnel  including  Doctors,  Nurses and technicians from different parts of the  world have arrived  the state to test run the facilities and that the hospital will go into full fledged operations in the  next few days.

The Governor was shown  round the  Estate in company of th Senate  Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio.

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