The chairman NMA AKS has appreciated the government of Akwa Ibom State led by His Excellency, Deacon Udom Emmanuel for giving doctors the conducive atmosphere to operate as the foremost professional body in the state. The association also commended the Commissioner for Health, Akwa Ibom State, Dr Dominic I Ukpong for his role in supporting its various activities in 2017.
Speaking after a meeting with the NMA state officers committee, Dr Uwah applauded the strides made by government in 2017 which were geared towards enhancing health care delivery in our state. Some of these he noted as;
a. The commissioning of the renovated and equipped Etinan General Hospital.
b. The ongoing renovations of General Hospital, Ikono and Ituk Mbang.
c. The training of Doctors and other health workers on emergency medical care.
d. Provision of new residential apartments for House Officers employed by the state government and a lot more.
The association urged the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, His Excellency Dcn. Udom Emmanuel, to move a step further by consolidating on all these gains recorded by presenting the following NEW YEAR GIFTS TO AKWA IBOMITES and indeed members of our association;
(A.) Assenting to the law for the establishment of the Akwa Ibom State Primary Health Care Development Agency that was passed into law by the AKHA 7 months ago.
(B.) Assenting to the Law for the establishment of the Akwa Ibom State Health Insurance Scheme Agency that was passed into law by the AKHA 7 months ago.
(C.) Payment of the 14 months arrears of salaries owed 61 of our members employed in September, 2014.
(D.) Commencement of the construction of a General Hospital in Uyo, to cater for the health needs of the teeming populace in the most densely populated Local Government Area in Akwa Ibom State.
Dr Aniekeme Uwah who doubles as chairman NMA South South assured the people of Akwa Ibom State of its avowed commitment to partner with the government to enhance health care delivery and most especially continue to strongly advocate for policies that will make health care delivery more accessible, more affordable and more available to the people.