Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria Akwa Ibom State Council donates Personal Protective Equipment for use by health workers in the state
In order to further engender the attitude of adherence to COVID 19 prevention protocols, the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN), Akwa Ibom State Council led by Comrade Godwin Archibong has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) items including hand washing facilities, facemask, hand sanitizers, disinfectants and toiletries to select healthcare facilities in Uyo, Ikot Ekpene and Eket Senatorial Districts for onward distribution to health workers.
The items were donated by the union at the respective Operational Bases of the Primary Healthcare Centres in Uyo, Eket and Ikot Ekpene. Speaking shortly after the presentations, the state Chairman of the union, Comrade Godwin Archibong and the State Secretary, Comrade Arafat Wibani, said it was the union’s decision to support the effort of the Governor Udom Emmanuel-led government to nip in the bud the scourge of the coronavirus pandemic in the state.
At the various centres, the Directors in charge of the centres including – Emilia Edem for Uyo, that of Ikot Ekpene, Affiong Essien, and Uwem Etok-Akpan who is the Director, Eket PHC, commended the union for the gesture.
Reacting to the development, the State Chairman of the National Association of Community Health Practitioners of Nigeria, Comrade Felix Inyang while calling on other heath unions to emulate the association, further urged the government to keep providing funds for them to carry out its activities.
Our correspondent reports that other officers of the state executive council of the union who were in the entourage during the presentations include Vice Chairman- Comrade Ben Elijah, State Auditor- Comrade Akan Peter Offiong-ette, Woman Leader- Comrade Affiong Efiok, as well as the State PRO- Comrade Anthony Ekpenyong.
Written By Anthony Esin
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