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The state government has taken delivery of some of the 100 containers of medical hardwares procured for equipping of the ve Emergency Response Centres in the state. Already some new equipment have been delivered to hospitals in the state including, automated beds with ultra-sound scanners, electro-cardiogram machines, spot vital signs devices, fatal anomaly scanners, endoscopes, hoyer lifts, oxygen concentrators, etc
Other Achievements 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
HEALTH PROJECT UPDATE:
MADE IN AKWA IBOM SYRINGE ROLLS OUT FEB 2018 The first ever made in Akwa Ibom syringes, the best in the continent will roll out next month, February 2018.
Governor Emmanuel is committed to providing an enabling environment for businesses to thrive in the state. He has put in place facilities to attract investments, with the construction of power sub-stations in Uyo, the state capital and its environ, water, good roads network, good hotel accommodation, security as well as friendly and peaceful environment. it is evident that Akwa Ibom State is the best place to do business.
Africa's Largest Syringe factory is
an investment attracted to the state by Governor Emmanuel as part of measures to fulfil his Five Point Agenda especially in the area of Job Creation, Wealth Creation and Poverty Alleviation. With the factory fully alive, it will go a long way to boost the industrialization-drive of the Udom Emmanuel-led administration.
The Chairman of Jubilee Syringe Factory, Emir Kayalioglo and the Managing Director, Zubeyir Gulabi revealed that the products of Jubilee Syringe are the best in terms of quality and safety as was discovered during the last Trade Fair held by Syringe and Needle Association and allied matters in Germany. The factory was commissioned by the Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo on September, 2017 and produces One Million Syringes per day in the average with just 5 Expatriates working in the factory and the remaining staff about 70 in all Nigerians with Akwa Ibom indigenes in the majority. To ensure standard and professionalism, workers of the company are regularly sent on training in Turkey while also partnering several other European countries on technical grounds and for marketing processes. It could be recalled that, on assumption of office, Governor Udom Emmanuel had promised to catapult Akwa Ibom from a Civil Service oriented state to a Private sector-driven economy, the Jubilee Syringe factory with its success story is a clear manifestation of the commitment of Governor Udom Emmanuel in this direction.