Gov. Emmanuel warns against medical equipment vandalisation
THE Akwa Ibom State Government has cautioned public service employees against involvement in acts of pilfering basic facilities procured for Health Care Institutions in the state.
Governor Emmanuel gave this warning during the opening session of a one-week residential training for health workers organised by the Ministry of Health, the Hospital Service Management Board (HSMB) in collaboration with the Union medicals, USA, in Uyo on Monday.
Emmanuel stated that his administration was committed to providing an efficient health care delivery system for the people of the state by procuring about 55 containers of medical equipment for distribution to 10 federal constituencies, describing as worrisome the disappearance of some of the essential facilities at the detriment of the people of the state.
The governor said that the investment of his administration in the health care sector was without reservation to help in the improvement of services offered patients as well as infuses ethical conduct in the discharge of their responsibilities, saying that the act of pilfering health care facilities cannot be allowed to continue in the state.
Emmanuel stated that his administration has detailed security agencies to go after persons suspected to be behind unwholesome acts of commandeering social service facilities to frustrate efforts of the state government, stressing that it was expedient for the health care workers to keep their eyes on facilities procured for smooth health care of the people of the state while improving on beside manners for fast recovery of patients.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Dominic Ukpong appreciated Governor Emmanuel for commitments to turning around the health care sector of the state by providing needed infrastructure and equipment, adding it was a Journey of improving the health care needs of the citizens.
The Director of Union Medicals Dr. Don Ugu remarked that it was a privilege to grant the training of the health workers, answering that the participants would benefit immensely to reducing avoidable deaths in the state.