A dialysis center in Uyo, known as ‘Cabridge dialysis Center’ located at saint Luke’s Hospital, Anua has been commissioned.
By Ekemini Simon
St Luke’s Hospital, Anua, in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State Capital can now address kidney ailments courtesy of a private investment, Care Bridge Dialysis Centre which has opened for operations in the hospital.
The Centre which was commissioned on Tuesday by the Catholic Bishop of Uyo, Most Rev John Ayah is equipped with four dialysis machines, among other state-of-the-art medical facilities and environment.
In his remark, the Catholic Bishop of Uyo, Most Rev John Ayah commended the Proprietress of the dialysis centre, Dr Ini Inyang for her initiative to return from United States of America to open a place where lives can be saved.
He said that he was impressed by the State-of-the-art facilities provided as he was optimistic that the facilities will not only save lives but will stand a test of time.
The Clergy added ” This dialysis centre will keep people alive. Those who come here will receive healing. I must thank the Initiator, Dr Ini Inyang because this shows that even though she was outside the country, she was thinking about conditions at home.
“Life is good over there and she could have really enjoyed her practice but she decided to bring it home. Her gesture is a call on others to think about home. We cannot leave everything in the hands of government.”
Speaking, the Proprietress of the Centre, Dr Ini Inyang noted that she saw the need to establish the dialysis centre in the State when she discovered that Akwa Ibom State was lacking in the area of effective dialysis machines.
She said that as a result of the gap, friends, family members among other Akwa Ibom people who would have contributed to the development of the State had lost their lives.
Dr Inyang pointed out that from her working experience outside the country, she has seen that persons with kidney ailments still live a normal life when treated with dialysis machines.
The Proprietress of Care Bridge Dialysis Centre stated that with the centre coming to birth in Akwa Ibom State, standard of dialysis treatment will be raised. She said the standard of service offered coupled with its affordability, is second to none in the State.
Dr Inyang added ” We are bringing the American standard of health care to better the quality of health care service in Nigeria.”
Also speaking, the Matron of the Centre, Obonganwan Inyang noted that the centre is already receiving patients and equipped to change the narrative in the treatment of kidney ailments.
In his remark, the Chief Medical Director of the Hospital, Dr Joseph Ekpenyong noted that with the establishment of Care Bridge Dialysis Centre in the hospital, Anua Hospital has been uplifted in health care service.
While commending the Proprietress for her initiative and the support she receives from her family, the CMD expressed optimism that more lives will now be saved from dialytic ailments.
On his part, the father to the proprietress, the Paramount Ruler of Onna, His Royal Majesty, Edidem Raymond Timothy Inyang expressed delight over the success of the plans to open the centre.
He noted that with her daughter’s experience as a Doctor of Pharmacy coupled with her private inputs, the standard of health care service will improve in the hospital and lives will be saved.
He added ” I am very impressed with the quality of the setup in the centre. When Government sees the quality of what is done here, they should partner. They should do what is called trigger capital. They should put in an effort and then expand it to other places. You need this all over the place. It should not be a scarce commodity.”