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General News of Friday, 9 April 2021

Source: The Sun

Ikpeazu meets resident doctors, assures of resolution of outstanding issues

Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu

Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has said that his administration will provide the needed funds for the accreditation of Departments at the Abia State University Teaching Hospital (ABSUTH), study the Act of the National Association of Resident Doctors for domestication as well as maintain regular payment of salaries of Resident Doctors in the state.

Governor Ikpeazu who disclosed this while receiving a delegation of the national body of resident doctors at his Aba Lodge explained that despite the fact that the issue of salary arrears predates his administration, he was determined to tackle it and offset it gradually as resources improve noting that since inception, his administration has remained willing and committed to the improvement of ABSUTH and the general health sector of the state.

He explained that several healthcare frameworks were rolled out by his administration to improve health services to Abians which include the procurement of about five containers of world class dialysis equipment, Telehealth Center with about twenty doctors who regularly give professional assistance to primary healthcare personnel, develop emergency units with ambulances and doctors, prompt replacement of dental equipment that were vandalized during the ENDSARS saga, building of ABSUTH road which is the best among all the roads under his administration even as the Office of the Wife of the Governor has taken delivery of two Incubators for the pediatric section.

The State Chief Executive however challenged the union leaders to advise their members on productivity and prudence and work out ways to win back the confidence of the people through quality services and as such improve their internally generated revenue.

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