21 December 2012, Abuja, Nigeria – More than 4,000 patients have received treatment for various ailments at the General Hospital Etinan under the auspices of the NNPC/ TEPNG Joint Venture in partnership with Universal Medicare Foundation organized a one week Free Medical care program in Akwa Ibom State.
The event, which took place between the 3rd and 7th December afforded a remarkable opportunity to the people of the State to access quality Medicare.
The Director, Universal Medicare Foundation, Professor Ose Ade Ejele said that his team attended to about 4,270 cases which included 68 general surgical procedures, 229 dental cases, 972 optical cases, including 37 optical surgeries, 249 laboratory tests, including 172 for HIV/AIDS.
“The exercise is an effort by Total and her partners to address a critical need of the people, particularly the indigents who may not be able to procure these services on their own”, Cyprian Ojum, Deputy General Manager, Sustainable Development stated. His address was delivered by Mr. Owuso Akobo, Manager, Partnership Development in the Port Harcourt District.
In appreciation, the Akwa Ibom State Government commended Total for the initiative, which has greatly complimented their efforts in delivering health care to the citizens, noting that this is the fifth time the company has extended free health care to the people in different Local Government Areas of Akwa Ibom State. Dr. (Mrs.) Comfort Archibong, Deputy Director, Medical Services represented the state at the event.
Speaking on behalf of the Etinan Clan, the Paramount ruler, His Eminence Edidan Ime DICKSON expressed the delight of the people for the provision of such quality health care program in their domain.
Akwa Ibom State hosts part of the company’s offshore concessions in OMLs 99, 100 and 102 where it produces oil and gas.