In order to complement government’s effort towards improving healthcare delivery services in Itu, the wife of the Executive Chairman of Itu Local Government; Mrs. Imaobong Etetim Onuk, has donated protective gears, medical equipment and maternity apparatus to Itu Primary Health Care Centre, Mbak Atai.
Mrs. Onuk is also
the Chief Executive Officer of Learning Disabilities Society of Nigeria.
Presenting the items on behalf of Learning Disabilities Society (LDS), Mrs. Onuk said the gesture was aimed at improving health services within the Local Government Area and ultimately reduce mortality rate, particularly during childbirth.
She said that as the world was tackling the COVID-19 scourge, it was necessary for everyone to continually take steps to protect patients as well as medical practitioners and caregivers.
She said she took a cue from the First Lady of Akwa Ibom State’, Mrs. Martha Udom Emmanuel, whom she described as a compassionate and loving mother to the people.
“Look around the State, the many life – touching programmes embarked upon by the Governor’s wife are enormous and commendable. The least we can do is to complement her efforts by doing the little we can to support this noble gesture of hers.”
In his goodwill message, the Executive Chairman of Itu Local Government Council; Rt. Hon. (Barr.) Etetim Onuk, commended his Wife and the LDS family for their sacrifices and commitment towards the well being of the physically disadvantaged persons in the society.
He expressed gratitude over the donation, stating that the gesture was in line with the administration’s drive for a more improved, accessible and affordable primary health care in Itu Local Government Area, and that the items would further enhance the capacity of the Health Centres in the Local Government.
The Director of Health Itu Local Government Area; Mrs. Imaobong Asukwo, who received the items on behalf of the Health Centres, thanked the donor for what she described as ‘rare and kind gesture’ and pledged to ensure they were judiciously used for the benefit of the people.
Items donated include; 18 complete set of delivery pack, 150 safety glasses, suture packs, scissors, octenisans, Nursing (theatre) caps, Cavilon (Bed Sore) Spray, Temperature Papers, and facemasks.