A truce has been reached between the Akwa Ibom State Government and health care professionals in the state.

This follows a meeting between representatives of the state Government led by the Secretary to the State Government Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem and leaders of various health professionals’ groups in the state.

The State Commissioner for Information, Charles Udoh announced the constitution of two categories of Covid19 Incident Management Committee for rapid response to the pandemic disease. 

The Incident Management Committee is to meet daily to review the situation and provide update.

The two committees are the Core committee and the expanded committee. Members of the Core Committee are the Commissioner of Health who heads the Committee, representatives of the Nigeria Medical Association, representative of Association of Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria, AMLSN), representatives of the National Association of Nigerian Nursing and Midwives , NANNM, representatives of Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, PSN, as well as representatives of the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, UUTH.

Other members of the core committee include, representative of Infectious Disease Hospital, IDH, Ikot-Ekpene, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Medical Matters, representative of the General Hospital, Ikot Okoro, representative of the General Hospital, Ikono, representative of the General Hospital, Iquita, Oron, representative from Ibom Specialty Hospital, as well as the Honourable Commissioner for Information.

The Committee is further expanded in the second category to include representative of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Association of Local Government of Nigeria, ALGON, representatives of Traders, representatives of Transporters, Ministry of Information, representative from the Secretary to the State Government office, Business Community representative. 

The Information Commissioner assured that with the development, normalcy has returned as the state government remains poised to protect the state against the Corona Virus pandemic.

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