Ibom Specialist hospital has recorded a major breakthrough in health care delivery with a successful neurosurgery carried out in the hospital.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr Dominic Ukpong, briefed Government house correspondents on the latest development at the Quaternary health center in Uyo
He stated that the vision behind the specialist hospital was to reverse medical tourism abroad.
The Health commissioner said that since resumption of services at the hospital many patients have gotten adequate solutions to their ailments with the latest being the brain surgery carried out by a renowned Neurosurgeon, Dr Okezie Kanu and other medical experts.
He attributed this feat to the tenacity of purpose by Governor Udom Emmanuel who is out to ensure that Citizens have the best Medicare.
Dr Ukpong said that several consortia of medical firms overseas and within have indicated interest to manage the Quaternary health facility, adding that the medical team from America, Canada, Europe and Saudi Arabia have sent in their proposal to run the hospital.
He assured that the most successful firm would win the bid to carryout services at the hospital on a 24 hour basis but on referrals.