The commissioner for health has urged the contractor handling the remodeling and construction of the General Hospital, IkotAbasi, to expedite action on the job.
Professor Augustine Vincent Umoh gave the directive during a tour of the hospital recently.
Umoh held that the work ought to have gone farther considering the huge resources that the state governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel,was committing to the project.
The commissioner insisted that the contractor used top quality materials and deliver as the end of the contract, a hospital which will endure the test of time.
In the course of his visit, the commissioner also noted the poor attitude of the hospital staff to work with emphasis on punctuality to work.
He lamented that such attitude would sabotage the efforts of the present administration in health care delivery in the state. .
At the General Hospital, Awa Iman,Onna, the commissioner charged superintendents charged with the responsibility of developing strategies to protect the facilities under their watch.
Umoh made the appeal where the medical superintendent, Dr Okonna Okonna, had drawn his attention to vandalised electricity cables in the hospital.
The health boss condemned the visualization in very strong terms, describing the action as willful act of sabotage of government’s sincere drive to better the lives of the Akwa Ibom people.
He stressed that no hospital could function maximally without power supply and questioned why anyone would want to play with the health of members of his community.
Umoh then called on medical superintendents of hospitals to come up with security strategies to safeguard the facilities under them.
He also enjoined them to intimate the ministry of their security challenges.
In his company were the permanent secretary in the ministry of health, Dr Patrick Essiet and directors of the ministry.