By Tony Nyong
UYOâ€”ThE Chief Consultant Physician with the University of Calabar Medical College, Cross River State, Dr. Etette James Peters, has been appointed the new Chief Medical Director of the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital (UUTH), Akwa Ibom State.
Dr. Peters , who is also an Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Calabar, takes over from Prof. Emmanuel Ekanem, whose tenure expired recently.
In a statement, the President of Ibiakono Development Association, a socio-cultural group, Cross River State Chapter, Mr. Godffrey Udo, felicitated with Dr. Peters on his new appointment.
He also thanked President Umaru Yarâ€™Adua, Minister of Health, Prof. Babatunde Osotimehien and Governor Godswill Akpabio for the appintment, for the facilitating roles they played in the appointment of their son to the exalted position.
The association, which described the new CMD as a highly experienced medical consultant and administrator, also assured the president that Dr. Peters would transform UUTH to an enviable status of a center of excellence in health care delivery in the country.
The new CMD is currently the Secretary-General of Nigerian Thoracic Society [NTS].