Posted by Isaiah Eka | 20 April 2018 | 2,237 times
Dr. Dominic Ukpong, the Akwa Ibom Commissioner for Health, has said that the Ibom Specialist Hospital, Uyo had recorded its first major breakthrough with a successful neurosurgical operation.
The Commissioner disclosed this in Uyo on Thursday when he addressed journalists on the latest development in the hospital.
“The Ibom Specialist Hospital has successfully carried out brain surgery by a renowned neurosurgeon, Dr. Okezie Kanu, and other medical experts,” Ukpong said.
Ukpong said that the vision behind the state-owned hospital was to reverse medical tourism.
He said many patients that accessed the services of the hospital had received adequate solutions to their ailments.
The commissioner also noted that several consortia of medical firms, overseas and within, had indicated interest in managing the hospital.
He, however, assured that only the best firm would win the bid to carry out services at the hospital on a 24-hour basis, on referrals.
Commenting, the Acting Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. Ini Etukudo, said that the hospital had witnessed a significant increase in the number of patients.
Etukudo said the hospital was established to fulfill its core mandate of reducing medical tourism in the country.
He commended the state government for the passion in ensuring that healthcare delivery system receives priority attention. (NAN)
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