A’Ibom plans teaching hospital to complement UUTH

Posted by Timige, On 31 Oct, 2023 | Updated On 31 Oct, 2023 No Comments »



Akwa Ibom State Governor, Umo Eno has unveiled his administration’s plan to establish a teaching hospital in the state.

He said work on the completion of the medical facility which is located in Onna Local Government Area of state is being intensified.

The governor stated this on Monday while interacting with the management of the University of Uyo Teaching  Hospital who were on a courtesy visit to his office.

He said,  “The state is preparing to establish its teaching hospital and we are working very hard to see if we can give you respite by having two teaching hospitals.

“The beauty of it is that it will complement the services of UUTH and since doctors are not many. You will be the ones to consult for us and we will always come calling for your assistance to help us.”

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He said his administration has improved healthcare services by revamping the primary healthcare sector for efficiency, amongst others across the state.

Earlier, the Chief Medical Director of UUTH, Prof Emem Bassey, expressed optimism that as a successful entrepreneur, the governor would bring his wealth of experience to bear in piloting the state’s affairs to more gains.

He commended Eno for the priority given to the health sector in his A.R.I.S.E. Agenda blueprint and stated the willingness of UUTH to partner with the administration in its quest to deliver on the agenda.

Bassey listed the challenges of UUTH to include a dearth of infrastructure, power generation, inadequate manpower, and poor funding, among others.

He explained that despite the setbacks, UUTH has recorded tremendous strides in the area of renovation and construction of new buildings, services delivery, setting up of the accident and emergency unit and others.

Source: Punch

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