Before an Integrity and National Service Award is given to a PDP Governor by an APC-led government, awuo the Governor asad idem! Governor Udom Emmanuel is a model for his contemporaries. This means Governor Udom Emmanuel is doing something right and even the opposition recognizes it. If the President says he has served well, who I’m I to say he has not? Akwa Ibom bagged this award in the area of Healthcare delivery and Gender Empowerment.
Health is wealth! In realization of this, the state government under the leadership of Governor Udom Emmanuel has continued to develop and implement policies, programmes, as well as undertake other necessary actions that will further strengthen the State health care delivery system to deliver effective, accessible, efficient, affordable and people-friendly health services.
Free medical services for children below 5 years, pregnant women and the aged Construction of Dr. Ann Ward Gyneacology Block at St. Lukes Hospital, Anua, Uyo.
Rehabilitation of Administrative Block and Wards at St. Lukes Hospital, Anua, Uyo.
Construction of the Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) in Ikot Ekpene.
Rehabilitation of Etinan General Hospital.
Renovation and furnishing of quarters for House Officers in Uyo and Oron.
Free Screening of 15,350 people for various eye diseases, 1,150 eye surgeries performed, while 2,000 eyeglasses were distributed.
Treatment of 4,038 moderately malnourished and severely mal-nourished children.
Awareness Campaign on Non-communicable Diseases: Greater awareness has been created amongst members of the public on causes, treatment and prevention of: Hypertension, Sickle cell disease, cancer and diabetes mellitus.
Free Eye care outreach: Recently, the Ministry through the Directorate of Medical Services co-ordinated a twenty – one (21) day (11th – 30th, January, 2016) free Eye Care and Treatment Programme with MTN Foundation at Ibom Hall during which 15,350 (fifteen thousand, three hundred and fifty) people were screened for various eye diseases, 1150 eye surgeries were performed and 2000 eye glasses were distributed.
Basic Life Support Training: Thirty (30) Health staff comprising Doctors, Nurses, Drivers and porters were trained on 22nd September, 2015 on basic life support skills. The trained team were engaged during the State Anniversary Celebration on 23rd September, 2015 and also the Independence Day Anniversary on emergency response skills. Two Basic Life support Training (BLST) sessions have been subsequently conducted bringing the number of Health Staff trained on emergency response to fifty (50).
Strong participation in the national immunization campaign days.
Mobile Ambulance Service: This is a pilot programme operating under a Memorandum of Understanding between the state’s Ministry of Health and Nestle Nigeria PLC, the aforementioned programme targets pregnant women and children of five (5) years and below.
Training of House Officers: Approval for training of forty-eight (48) House Officers was granted by MDCN. The affected institutions for the said training are:
General Hospital, Ikot Ekpene
General Hospital, Eket
General Hospital, Oron
These institutions were given provisional accreditation. It is expected that full accreditation would be granted soonest.
Successful processing of admission of one hundred and fifty (150) candidates into Schools of Midwifery and admission of two hundred and one (201) candidates into the Schools of Nursing for 2015/2016 Academic year respectively.
Participation in Nursing and Midwifery Council Final Qualifying Examinations for general nurses and midwives in which Akwa Ibom State scored 100% in both.
Matriculation and capping of 2014 in-take student nurses.
Provision of intervention items and amenities to health institutions in the State:
50 customized mattresses, 50 pillows and two desk top computers – School of Midwifery, Anua.
30 Student desks, 10 customized mattresses and 10 pillows – School of Nursing, Anua.
Complete water reticulation – School of Nursing, Ikot Ekpene.
50 student desks – School of Nursing, Eket.
25 customized mattresses, 25 pillows and 4 desktop computers – School of Midwifery, Ituk Mbang.
70 customized mattresses and 70 pillows – School of Midwifery, Oron.
Doctors Welfare: The State is now paying consolidated medical salary structure (CONMESS) to Medical and Dental Practitioners.
This took effect from June, 2015 courtesy of The Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr (Deacon) Udom Emmanuel.
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