Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel gave the assurance when he visited the accident victims at St Athanasius Hospital, Federal Housing Estate, Uyo, the state capital.
He said “I am grateful to God for sparing the lives of the victims even as one of them had passed on. What I’ve seen are serious injuries but I want to assure their families that government would do everything practicable in terms of seeking the best medical facilities and attention to enable them recover fully. That is the only thing I can do as human, the rest is left for God”.
He continued: “with the assistance of the Health Commissioner and the medical Director, I’m sure we will do our best. Those with severe injuries would be moved to the Specialist Hospital. You know that’s a quaternary hospital, those that would be referred there would receive that level of attention while others will also get the best treatment where ever they are but I assure families of every patient the best medical attention ”
Governor Emmanuel commended the Medical Director of St. Athanasius Hospital Dr Emmanuel Akpanobong for his swift response to save the lives of the accident victims and particularly called on other medical practitioners to place their calling above other considerations as exhibited by the St. Athanasius Medical Group.
“Even without calling me they responded to the casualties. This is what medical practitioners should do and I really appreciate the gesture. This would go down the annals of history that at a time like this they were there to assist. I’m sure God will definitely give them speedy healing.” He remarked.
The Governor, accompanied by Secretary to the State Government, Sir Etekamba Umoren, Commissioner for Health, Dr Dominic Ukpong and his counterpart in the Youth And Sports Ministry Sir Monday Uko, were taken round the wards by the Medical Director Dr Akpanobong.