Friday, 7 February 2020

Renovation work begins at General Hospital Ugep

... Obol lopon appreciates Ayade for ongoing work

The government of Cross River State has embarked on immediate renovation of the General Hospital in Ugep, Yakurr Local Government Area. The revamp include upgrading of facilities and equipment to meet international standards with the aim of making the hospital responsive to the health needs of the people. 

This development is against the backdrop of the governor's commitment to providing prompt and excellent healthcare services. According governor Ayade, "My administration has shown commitment and the greatest support for health care and disease control. We have instituted preventive and control measures against the outbreak of diseases like Lassa fever, Cerebral Meningitis, cholera, diarrhea, among others.

"Support for maternal and child health; immunisation etc will be sustained in our communities, and we will ensure that the gains made in the area of public health is sustained and surpassed through the state health insurance scheme; which is a social scheme where a stronger brother gives a weaker brother a shoulder to lean on. We will not leave anyone behind, this is the true essence of humanity." He said. 

The Commissioner for Health in Cross River State, Dr. Betta Edu also noted the Governor's commitment towards upgrading Healthcare facilities in the state as final preparation for the roll out of AyadeCare Health Insurance Scheme.

She said the governor had pledged to ensure the extension of health services to all nooks and crannies of Cross River State to reach the poor, vulnerable and down-trodden in furtherance of the administration's policy thrust on health.

Dr. Edu also informed that the state government in collaboration with partners will continue to participate in all national and state programmes, including advocacy campaigns, health promotion, immunisation plus days, integrated measles campaigns, malaria programs, maternal new born and child health weeks, as well as  Other disease Eradication Campaign.

Thanking the governor for ensuring quality Healthcare services is being accessed by the Yakurr people, the 
The Obol Lopon of Ugep HRM Obol Ofem Eteng; paramount ruler of Yakurr expressed satisfaction at the way and manner the governor is committed towards quality healthcare delivery. 
 He said that General Hospital Ugep is very strategic as it caters for the health needs of over 500,000 persons in the central part of the state. He noted that the facility is the biggest referral health facility in the Senatorial District and the u going intervention work was timely. 

According to the monarch, "Governor Ayade loves Yakurr people and he has always improved our lots over time. We sincerely thank him". He concluded.