Govt Committed To Provision Of Quality Health Care For Deltans –Okobah

THE Delta State Government has assured Deltans of its relentless efforts in providing quality health care to all, in line with the SMART Agenda of the Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa administration.
The Chairman Delta State Primary Health Care Development Agency (DSPHCDA), Dr. Okobah Isioma gave the assurance during an inspection visit to Primary Health Centres in Aniocha North Local Government Area.
Dr. Okobah who appreciated His Excellency for initiating the community Health Insurance Scheme, said that the scheme has alleviated the health care of the Deltans, especially those in the locality.
She said that the scheme is bringing health care closer to the grassroots as the health centres are now stocked with drugs from the Drug Revolving Fund.
She expressed satisfaction with the services of the scheme in the five pilot centres in the local government area, saying that the scheme will soon be operational in the other PHCs.
The chairman also reiterated the state government’s commitment in developing the health centres across the state, with emphasis on infrastructure and equipment to further boost the health services in the state. She assured that renovation of PHCs would soon commence.
At Onicha-Olona PHC, Dr. Okobah commended the community for their communal ownership of the centre. She praised the Ward Development Committee, led by Mr. Nwadiokueshi Alex for their efforts in restoring electricity and undertaking the re- roofing of the centre; enjoining other communities to reciprocate government’s gesture by maintaining the centre in their community.
Inspecting the PHC in Onicha-Uku, where a child’s delivery had just taken place, the chairman called on women to desist from patronising Traditional Birth Attendants (TBA) as the health centres have qualified and dedicated health workers.
Earlier, the PHC Coordinator, Dr. Charles Eborka commended the governor for his determination in bringing health care closer to the grassroots.
Dr. Eborka said that the scheme kicked off in January this year with five PHCs in the local government area – Issele-Uku, Ugbodu, Onicha-Ugbo, Ezi and Idumuju-Ugboko.
He opined that the community health insurance scheme has impacted positively on PHCs as more activities and patients are being attended to.
The chairman visited the health centres in Issele Azagba, Issele -Mkpitime, Onicha-Olona, Ezi, Ugbodu, Onicha-Uku, Ukwu-Nzu, Ugboba, Idumu-Ugo and Obomkpa.

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