Health is wealth and the administration of Governor Udom Emmanuel fervently believes in this epigram. This belief has informed the massive turn around that the State has witnessed in the last four years.

Thus, the administration has provided:

■ Free medical services for children below 5 years, pregnant women & the aged.

■ Procurement of state-of-the art medical equipment, 25 containers delivered.

■ Construction & upgrading of secondary healthcare facilities across the state.

■ Reconstruction and equipping of General Hospital, Etinan.

■ Reconstruction of General Hospital, Ikono.

■ Ongoing reconstruction of General Hospital, Ituk Mbang.

■ Ongoing reconstruction work at General Hospital, Ikot Okoro.

■ Construction of Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) at Infectious Disease Hospital, Ikot Ekpene.

■ Relief for over 4,000 mal-nourished children.

■ Free screening & treatment of over 15,000 people for various eye diseases.

■ Training of 20 Biomedical Engineers for maintenance of procured equipment.

■ Provision of residential quarters for 48 House Officers in the State Hospitals and 50 in the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital (UUTH)

■ Refurbishing and maintenance of house officers residential quarters at Obio Offot, Uyo.

■ Accreditation for Schools of Nursing, with 272 Registered Nurses

■ Training and Certification of 100 Doctors and Nurses in Basic Lives Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Lives Support (ACLS) with Medical Emergency Experts from the USA.

■ Procurement of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and Electrocardiograph (ECG) Machines for use in Emergency Response (now fitted in ambulances).

■ Awareness and sensitization campaign for the control of Tuberculosis and leprosy as well as treatment

■ Effective intervention and eradication of Lassa Fever and Monkey Pox in the state.

■ Restoration of services at Ibom Specialist Hospital/ Engagement of new management CLINOTECH Group, Canada for the hospital.

■ Reconstruction of Oxygen plant at Ikot Ekpene for supply of oxygen to other hospitals in the state.