Violence Begets Violence – DR. Betta Edu


Peter Bassey|18 February 2017 The Director General of Cross River State Primary Health Care Development Agency (CRSPHCDA) Dr. Betta Edu says "violence begets violence" and that the garbage in garbage out principle is applicable to domestic violence. Speaking during a health outreach organized by Cross River Medical Students Association (CRIMSA) at Ikot Omin, 8 miles Calabar, with the Theme: "DOMESTIC VIOLENCE", the guest speaker Dr. Edu says domestic violence affects the psychology of the mind and human behaviour, adding that violence leads to insecurity and more violence. She further encourage women to remain submissive and respectful to their husbands at all times but insist women must learn to speak up to either social welfare or office of the wife of the governor when faced with such a ugly situation. She advised strongly that the Ayadecian theory do not support violence of any form. Prior to her speech, the President of CRIMSA comrade Okey Eddie says the health outreach is a humanitarian services which is a reflection of who there are as medical students. Meanwhile the Local Organizing Committee Chairperson and Vice President of the association Miss Gladys Ebaye says she is overwhelmed by the gestures from her sponsor Dr. Betta Edu and the overall turn out. The Vice President expressed the need for Cross Riverians to shun domestic violence and embrace peace. Moreso, Dr. Echeng Imoke, a senior registrar at University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) who was on ground to attend to patients says from his observations, a good number of the people of Ikot Omin have health challenges, and says the outreach was timely and the impact will go along way in re- addressing such health issues for the well being of the people of Ikot omin. Peter Bassey
Writes from Calabar