Assembly expedites private hospital regulation bill
The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has given expeditious hearing to the bill seeking the establishment and control of private hospitals and health facilities.
The bill has passed second reading to committee level.
Speaking, the member representing Ibesikpo Asutan constituency, Hon. Aniekan Uko, said hospitals where people get cured of their sicknesses had in many instances become places ‘through which people are now sent to their early graves.’
Uko, who sponsored the bill, said investigation showed that Akwa Ibom ‘is flooded with substandard’ private hospitals and healthcare facilities. “These hospitals have been tales of woes for the unsuspecting citizens who patronize them. They are death chambers and not private hospitals,” Uko stressed.