The wife of the Governor of Cross River State Dr Linda Ayade ably represented by the Honorable Commissioner for Health Dr Betta Edu visited the  General Hospital calabar in the company of Dr Etcheri Ansa DG SACA and others to welcome the Christmas baby as part of the Christmas celebrations in the state. The baby who was born some few minutes after 1am via a cesarean Section following some complications came as a gift to her family and the state. The mother of the baby girl whose name is Gift from Obubra local Government thanked the state Government for the quality of care she and her baby received at the General hospital calabar. In her own words “ I registered at a Primary Health center for my Ante natal care, when I came to deliver my baby, complications set in and the labour was not progressing.I was immediately rushed to General hospital calabar, where an emergency CS was successfully conducted in a clean beautiful environment.
My baby is fine and am very happy. God will bless the Governor, his wife; the commissioner for health and the team here. What I see here is different and great am so impressed!!! The grand mother of the baby who came in from Obubra this morning was filled with Joy and praises for the Governor. “ when my son-in-law called me, I was so afraid but as I got here the whole hospital has changed and my daughter is fine with her baby, am so happy…  Now I can eat Christmas Rice; God bless you all. Governor Ayade is really trying, I can’t hide my joy”
The commissioner For Health congratulated the family for their new Gift of a baby girl. She thanked the health workers for their prompt response to save the life of the mother and the child, noting that this was in line with Government drive to reduce maternal and newborn mortality. She commended the management of the hospital
for maintaining a clean serene environment which will build patients confidence and attract more pregnant women to the facility.
She called on pregnant women to seek care with skilled birth attendants in hospital to help state achieve its target!
High lights was the cash donation to the baby by Dr Linda Ay ade and the payment of her hospital
bills. While the commissioner motivated the staff by giving the MS Dr Kumah and other staff at theatre and recovery room some Christmas largesse!