Akwa Ibom Government has restated its readiness to sponsor five dumb and deaf children from the state to India for treatment.

Governor Godswill Akpabio who stated?this Saturday?when the Managing ?Director of Primus International Super Speciality Hospital, India, Mr. Nitin Dewan paid him a courtesy visit at Governor’s Office, Uyo, said the successful treatment of the patients would convince Akwa Ibom people on the need for the state to partner the hospital.

Governor Akpabio therefore directed ?”The state Commissioner of Health to select five children born deaf and dumb and send to Primus Super Speciality Hospital, India for treatment where a mechanism would be planted on them to enable them to speak and hear, which the state government would be ready to sponsor them on the trip”.

He further said that the state government would partner and sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for surgeons from the hospital to assist in the specialist hospital in the state, which is on-going at Itam in Uyo.

The Governor explained that the specialist hospital in the state would have a mini specialist quarters ?and mini hotels in the hospital premises for the medical team, stressing that the Primus Super Speciality Hospital is a private hospital doing very well in India.

According to him, the Indian hospital is starting a branch in Cairo and Abuja and with the visit of the surgeons in the state, something good would come out in the health sector, hinting that the specialist hospital in the state to be completed next year would be well built to check ecapital flight of Akwa Ibom people to India.

Mr. Dewan, who was accompanied by Chief Research Officer of the hospital, ?Pinto Jayraj and International Business Development Officer, Ramech Chaudhary, said their visit to the state was to contribute in the health sector of the state and country, and thanked the state Governor for the opportunity given to them to visit the state.

Earlier, the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Bassey had told the Governor that the team had gone round some hospitals in the state and was impressed with the quality and state of hospitals.


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