- Akwa Ibom state government has launched a model Centre for Disease Control with Covid-19 isolation centre
- The facility is sited at the Methodist General Hospital, Ituk Mbang, Uruan local government area
- Senator Bassey Albert, representing Akwa Ibom North-East, said the initiative will bolster the government's efforts to contain the novel coronavirus pandemic
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Akwa Ibom state government has built a model Centre for Disease Control with a facility which will also serve as isolation centre for coronavirus patients.
The facility sited at the Methodist General Hospital, Ituk Mbang, Uruan local government area, was commissioned on Friday, May 29.
This was disclosed by Senator Bassey Albert, representing Akwa Ibom North-East senatorial district, who shared pictures of the facility on Facebook.
Senator Albert felicitated with Governor Udom Emmanuel for coming up with the initiative, noting that the facility "will surely bolster the systematic efforts driven by Governor Udom Emmanuel led administration to contain the novel coronavirus pandemic".
"It is quite heartwarming that the facility with four wards, pharmacy, laboratory, doctors quarters, medical director's office, canteen amongst others, will equally offer dire therapeutic services to patients and serve as a centre for medical trainees, even after Covid-19; a development that will go a long way to boost medical tourism to Akwa Ibom state," the senator said.
In his remarks, the governor stated healthcare in the state remains among the best in the country.
His words: “We have acquired 35 additional containers of medical equipment to set up 2020 standard intensive care units in health facilities across all the 10 federal constituencies.
“We have cleared all those equipment and they are at our warehouse. All general hospitals will be equipped to 2020 standard.
“The idea is that anywhere you are in Akwa Ibom State, you should be able to face access to 2020 medicare.”
He also announced that his administration has acquired more ambulances, “and would acquire many more to be placed at strategic locations to transport people to any general hospital so that we can be well assured of effective health care delivery.”
He said the situation room set up to tackle COVID 19 will outlive the pandemic and will still be available for medical emergencies.
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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Senator Albert called for continuous prayers over the coronavirus pandemic facing the world.
The senator who called for more dedication to God said COVID-19 and other issues affecting humanity will have a solution soon.
He urged Christian faithful to trust in God and his miracles of divine intervention in all matters.
The senator made the statement while meeting with some men of God across Akwa Ibom state recently.
While thanking them for the visit, Senator Albert said he is committed to the development of Akwa Ibom state, and that he has over the years supported several religious organizations in the south-south state and beyond.
"I'm committed to the service of God and humanity and I am ready to partner with the people of God to bring a greater change in the country," he said.
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