Dr. Dominic Ukpong, Hon. Commissioner Ministry of Health

The Akwa Ibom State Government has discharged two of the 29 COVID-19 patients receiving treatment from its medical facilities.

The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Dominic Ukpong, who announced this on Saturday said those discharged have been certified negative by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, bringing to 16, the total of those treated and discharged of the viral infection since the first set of cases were recorded on April 1, 2020.

Dr. Ukpong who is also the State Incident Manager explained that Governor Udom Emmanuel has expended so much in healthcare delivery and in emergency operations, and that accounts for the 100% recovery rate currently being experienced in the state.


“Yesterday, you saw the magnificent 300 – bed facility that the Governor put up at Ituk Mbang, and I told people that it is going to compliment the services provided in the earlier facilities provided at Ikot Ekpene and the one here at the Ibom Specialist Hospital.”

He maintained that the activities of persons who sneaked into the state under the guise of bringing in livestock and other food items probably accounted for the huge figures recorded in the last few days.

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