The commissioner for health has enjoined medical superintendents of hospitals to adopt efficient and healthy disposal strategies for all their wastes.
Professor Augustine Vincent Umoh who gave the directive while on inspection of the ongoing renovation work at the General Hospital, Ikot Abasi, laid emphasis on the appropriate procedures for bio-disposal wastes.
He reminded the hospital management that wrongful handling of bio-disposal wastes could harm both humans as well as the environment.
Umoh warned in entirety the use of child labour in any form for work, saying that the Governor Udom Emmanuel-led administration was determined that every Akwa Ibom child acquired their Senior Secondary Certificate through the free and compulsory education provided by the state government.
Umoh charged parents to support the governor in this drive by ensuring that their children were not only enrolled in schools but that they were also in school.
Furthermore, the commissioner also tasked the medical superintendent to keep a watch on the ongoing renovation to guarantee that the contractor delivers a job that will endure the test of time.
In his company were the permanent secretary of the ministry, Dr Patrick Essiet, and directors in the ministry.