The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Dominic Ukpong has stressed the need for the installation of safety equipment at homes and offices to take care of emergency situations.
Dr. Ukpong was speaking during a courtesy visit on him by members of Corporate Institute of Risk and Safety Management Nigeria.
The Commissioner who acknowledged the role of safety in health advised health workers to adopt personal protective measures in their duties, at home, public places and places of work.
Dr. Ukpong therefore urged health workers in particular and Nigerians to be safety conscious.
He pledged to partner with the institute for the overall interest and the health of the people.
The State Chairman, Corporate Institute of Risk and Safety Management, Nigeria, Prince Joseph James informed the Commissioner that the group visited to seek areas of cooperation in terms of training and advocacy programmes among others.
Prince James called for the creation of safety departments in various hospitals in view of the risk factors involved in Medical Practice.