Governor Udom Emmanuel is gearing at building a strong, healthy and vibrant populace with the huge investment sunk into the upgrading and remodeling of Immanuel General Hospital, Eket.
The Commissioner for Information, Sir Charles Udoh made this known in Eket on Wednesday, while leading members of the State Government Information Management Team to the Hospital as part of the team’s ongoing on-the-spot assessment tour of government projects for enhanced public awareness and enlightenment.
Sir Charles Udoh said, as a People-oriented Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel is committed to providing state-of-the-art medical facilities to meet the health needs of the people in order to keep them strong and healthy to stay alive and benefit from the dividends of good governance which his government is reeling out to Akwa Ibom people.
To this end, according to Sir Udoh, the Governor has not only procured world class equipment for Immanuel General Hospital but has also provided the hospital with a conducive working environment by giving it a face-lift, with modern furniture and fixtures, including airport seats in the reception and Out-Patients Department, OPD.
Conducting the Information Boss, Sir Charles Udoh and his team round the facility, the Hospital Secretary, Mrs. Esther Jack as well as the Chief Nursing Officer, CNO and Matron on duty, Mrs. Grace Vasco Joe, said, the 218-bed capacity hospital has 7 remodeled wards for the male, female and Children, each with 30-bed space and a pre-Nursery Unit with 8-bed capacity.
The duo showed the State Spokesman round the Theater, the X-ray and Morbid laboratories, the drug store and Pharmacy as well as the Accident and Emergency, A&E, units.
The team’s escorts explained that Immanuel General Hospital is a very busy hospital with daily uptake of patients of 100 and above, adding that, with the new equipment procured by Governor Udom Emmanuel, the health personnel, numbering about 30 Doctors and 99 nurses, will now be able to contain with the numerous patients that throng the hospital for different health challenges and medical needs.
Among the state-of-the-art equipment procured for the hospital include: motorized beds, X-ray machines and Scanners, assorted laboratory facilities and the blood bank.
In their separate reactions, two patients, Ete Sunday Udo Obot from Onna and Ngozi Akpan, from Okon Eket, expressed appreciation to Governor Udom Emmanuel for giving the hospital a face-lift and providing comfortable seats for the patients which they said has reduced the pains of patients and serve as an added healing balm to give the patients a speedy recovery.
The on-the-spot assessment tour of government projects continues with the Commissioner for Information and Chairman, State Government Information Management Team, Sir Charles Udoh leading members to other project sites of Governor Udom Emmanuel, within his 5 years of Touching Lives in Akwa Ibom State.