The University of Uyo Teaching Hospital has opened a health post at Ikot Akpambang in Nsit Ubium Local Government Area to cater for the medical needs of its rural communities.
While inuagurating the health centre recently, the Hospital’s Board Chairman said that the gesture was in line with government’s policy on the provision of affordable healthcare to all Nigerians.
Earlier in his address, the Chief Medical Director of the Teaching Hospital, Etete Peters noted that it has been the desire of the management of the hospital to establish health posts in rural areas in the three senatorial districts of the state. According to him, the comprehensive healthcare system will be a mini-teaching hospital with qualified personnel and facility deployed to the health centre.
Etete Peters commended the management of ExxonMobil for providing the facilities as well as Etuk Idem, who is the Medical Director of Mount Zion Clinic in Calabar for spearheading the effort. He also thanked the community for accepting the partnership and urged them to ensure safety for the facility and staff deployed to the health post.
The State Commissioner for Health, Ememabasi Bassey in his remarks noted that in partnering with the UUTH, the village and the neighboring communities would feel the impact of government by benefiting from the health centre. Ememabasi Bassey enjoined them to protect the facility from vandals.
Dignitaries at the event included the Paramount Ruler of Nsit Ubium Local Government Area, Edidem Solomon Etuk; representatives of Exxon Mobil and the management team of the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital.
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