|The Cross River State Deputy Governor Ivara Esu (in black suit) with the Taiwanese Medical Peace Corps and the state Commissioner for Health, Dr Inyang Asibong (4th from Dep. Governor)|
Coco-Bassey Esu|19 February 2017
Accolades keeps pouring for the Taiwanese Medical Peace Corps team who visited the state on a medical mission with the support of the the Cross River State Ministry of Health. The team upon arrival paid a courtesy visit to the Cross River State Governor, His Excellency, Senator (Prof) Benedict Ayade who was represented by the Deputy Governor, His Excellency, Prof Ivara Ejemot Esu as a prelude to their medical missionary in the state which took take place between the 3rd and 11th of February, 2017 across 4 LGAs in the state where 3, 200 persons benefitted.
The Deputy Governor, Prof Ivara Esu, thanked the team for bringing their expertise and experience to the people of Cross River State and also congratulated the students amongst them who visited the University of Calabar and the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital to further broaden their knowledge of the state and its people. He further expressed his delight as the medical outreach ended with a lot of praises for the team and the government as most of the beneficiaries are rural dwellers.
Along with the free surgeries they practiced the Asian style of medicine which is a blend of orthodox and unorthodox systems of medicine. The team also donated some medical consumables to the State Government through Mr Bob Lin the CEO of Enghuat industry, Akamkpa.
|Dep. Gov (in suit), Commissioner for Finance (1st left from Dep. Gov) and Commissioner Inyang Asibong (2nd left from Dep. Governor)|
In his remarks Dr Chang Yu Tai the team leader disclosed that the team had visited 20 countries around the world and it was the first time they were visiting Cross River State, and Nigeria as a whole. He said the choice of Cross River State was as a result of investment potentials and opportunities in the state.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr Inyang Asibong, in a press briefing highlighted the whole process was made possible through the very dynamism of the Governor, His Excellency, Sen (Prof) Ben Ayade who has been working tirelessly to bring investors to the state. She also recognized the efforts of the Commissioner for Finance, Mr Asuquo Ekpeyong who also contributed in diverting the team who were Angola bound to make a turn to Calabar. She thanked the citizenries as well for coming out en-masse to take advantage of the opportunity whilst showing her appreciation for the medical consumables donated by the team to the state Government.
|Commissioner for Health, Dr Inyang Asibong in blue Jean top with hands tucked in pocket|
The 32-man team which comprised of medical professionals and a few students, and led by Mr Bob Lin; the Chief Consultant of the Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce in Nigeria, and Dr. Chang Yu Tai of the Taipei Medical University, Taiwan, began their outreach at the Comprehensive Health Center Okoyong, Odukpani LGA where they conducted free surgeries and medical counselling before proceeding to the Enghuat, Uyanga in Akamkpa LGA, General Hospital Ugep and Ogoja respectively where they repeated the same feat.
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