COVID-19: Akwa-Ibom Acquires 13 Ventilators.

Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel inspected 13 Ventilators at the Emergency Unit of the Ibom Multi Speciality Hospital yesterday. This is to help manage the Coronavirus Pandemic in Nigeria.

The Governor, alongside the CMD of the hospital, Prof Emmanuel Ekanem, Inspected the Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Theatre, Ventilators for Adults and babies as well as another state of the art equipment recently acquired by the State Government for the hospital.

Governor Udom spoke to pressmen and said, ‘’ “We are here to make sure what we have put on the ground are working well. We wanted the whole 13 ventilators checked to be sure they are working very well, even though we don’t have any incident COVID-19.’’

“I needed to also ensure that they have expanded the number of beds, that we ordered for extra 20 facilities to accommodate, in case of any emergency and I am happy with what I have seen.’’

“It is not the only Coronavirus that we should be concerned about. Malaria kills too. So we are interested in every aspect of illness and to make sure that all our citizens are well taken care of. So we don’t just react. We put things in place to take care of the health of our citizens, because and we and we every single life as important is as the life of the Governor.”

He reiterated that the Government is very much responsible for the life of it’s citizens and would do everything in their capacity to give them adequate healthcare.


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