Uyo Church Tragedy: Fed Govt Expert Surgeons Arrive A’Ibom


As the Reigners church tragedy in Uyo enters its third day, a federal Government 10 member team of expert neuro Surgeon yesterday arrive Akwa Ibom to compliment the effort of medical personnel already on ground.

Speaking with newsmen on arrival at University of Uyo Teaching Hospital the leader of the team and a consultant orthopedic Surgeon from University of Lagos professor Suleiman Giwa said that the team was put together on the instruction of the Honorable Minister for Health Professor Adewole to come and render helping hand.

. The special team of expert, he said, consist of two Neuro Surgeon, three Orthopaedic Surgeons, three plastic surgeon and two specially trained Operating room Nurses.

He explained that they were in the state to offer necessary assistance and support needed for the victims of the collapsed church building.

” The unfortunate incident as you are aware did not affect only the people of Akwa Ibom but all Nigerians and the Health Minister in his wisdom decided that we should raised a team of expert to come to Uyo and render a helping hands and bring succor to the weak, the sick and those who are in dare need of complicated surgery” he stated.

Professor Giwa said that team will visit all the hospitals where victims of the tragedy were admitted and also examine them and offer useful medical suggestions where necessary to ensure that those who are sick get back to their normal life.

”As We are here in Akwa Ibom, we did not come empty handed we came with drugs and other medical supports to make our coming easier, and we are prepared for the task ahead.

We have visited the University Teaching Hospital and we are now on our way to Ibom specialist Hospital, so far most of the patients we saw are responding to treatment which is gladdening ”.

On his part the Chief Medical Director of University of Uyo Teaching Hospital Professor Etete Peter thanked the Federal Government delegation for coming to Akwa Ibom at the most appropriate time not leaving the state alone in time of sorrow and assured them of full cooperation.





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