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Good health and physical well-being of the people are major indices that determine the healthy condition of a nation or state. A vibrant and healthy populace contributes maximally to the development processes of government, as human resource is very essential part in the growth and expansion of all sectors. In realization of this, the government has not relented in ensuring that all necessary facilities and programmes are put in place for the good health and survival of the people. Measures put in place by government include:
TWO YEARS OF WORKING BEYOND THE PROMISE
Health is an aphorism for wealth. In realization of this, government accords great to the health of the people. The following are achievements in the sub sector:
Awareness campaign on non-communicable diseases: Tremendous awareness of health issues of hypertension, sickle cell disease, cancer and diabetes mellitus, has been created among members of the public regarding their causes, treatment and prevention.
Co-ordination of a twenty–one a-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 performed, and 2000 eye glasses distributed.
Training of fifty (50) health staff comprising medical doctors, nurses, drivers and porters, on basic life support skills. The trainees underwent tutorials on emergency response skills. Two Basic Life support Training (BLST) were imparted on the trainees.
Strong participation of the state in the National Immunization Campaign Days.
Mobile Ambulance Service: This pilot programme operates under a Memorandum of Understanding between the state’s Ministry of Health and Nestle Nigeria PLC, and targets pregnant women, and children aged five (5) years and below.
Approval for training of forty-eight (48) House Officers was granted by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), and to be handled at the following institutions: General Hospital, Ikot Ekpene; General Hospital, Eket; and 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: These include; 50 customized mattresses, 50 pillows and two desk top computers forSchool of Midwifery, Anua, Uyo; 30 student desks, 10 customized mattresses and 10 pillows for School of Nursing, Anua, Uyo; Complete water reticulation for School of Nursing, Ikot Ekpene; 50 Student Desks for School of Nursing, Eket; 25 customized mattresses, 25 pillows and 4 desktop computers for School of Midwifery, Ituk Mbang as well as 70 customized mattresses and 70 Pillows for School of Midwifery, Oron.
The State has since June 2015 commenced payment of Consolidated Medical Salary Structure (CONMESS) to medical and dental practitioners in its employ.
Handling of necessary rent matters in the health sector