A 3-digit emergency number for emergency medical services is to be introduced by the Akwa Ibom State Government

A 3-digit emergency number for emergency medical services is to be introduced by the Akwa Ibom State Government.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Dominic Ukpong disclosed this and other plans to reposition the Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Health for enhanced service delivery, during a chat with newsmen.
Dr. Ukpong said Ambulances paramedics and other personnel trained and equipped with oxygen and medical requirements, will be provided to enhance the emergency medical services.
Other plans to improve services at government health facilities at all levels, Primary, Secondary and Tertiary, include the creation of a Directorate of Inspection to ensure that all hospitals have necessary facilities.
The Commissioner said periodic checks and unscheduled visits will be carried out to get medical personnel to properly do their jobs and to encourage those in need of medical services, to patronize government hospitals.
Dr. Ukpong said a Primary Health Care Board will also be established so that medical services for people in rural communities will be improved.

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