Health Workers Trained On Effective PHC Service Delivery

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HEALTH WORKERS

Health Workers Trained On Effective PHC Service Delivery

 

Primary healthcare is the bedrock of the health sector and at the front burner of both the federal and state governments.

Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, stated this in Ijebu-Ode during a ‘train the trainers’ programme for frontline health workers, organised by the state Primary Health Care Development Board and Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA).

Dr. Coker said Governor Dapo Abiodun-led administration was committed to improving primary healthcare system in the state by renovating and equipping health centres across the Local Government Areas (LGAs) in the state.

“Governor Abiodun has taken primary health as a priority to improve and strengthen the primary health system. He has renovated Primary Health Centres (PHCs) across the LGAs and also equipped them with modern equipment, ensure adequate power supply, quality drugs, tricycle ambulances, to ease transportation in case of emergencies or referrals”, she said

She noted that the federal government was committed to the health sector through his ‘Renewed Hope’ agenda, which led to the training of 120 frontline health workers across the country, informing the state was a recipient of the second batch of the programme.

The Commissioner stated that the present administration had taken primary health care to a higher level, as general health and eye care had been incorporated into maternal and child health care.

Earlier in his remarks, the South-West Zonal Director, NPHCDA, Mr. Rotimi Oyewole, said the training would widen the horizon of participants and improve the health system.

Earlier in his address, the Executive Secretary of the state Primary Healthcare Development Board, Dr. Elijah Ogunsola, appreciated the state government and all Development Partners in ensuring affordable and efficient health care delivery in the state, urging participants to make good use of the skills acquired for the development of the health sector in the state.

In their goodwill messages, representatives of Development Partners in the state, Dr. Catherine Bello from World Health Organization (WHO), Mrs. Florence Moloku from United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF), Pham. Michael Ohue of APIN Public Health Initiative and Mrs. Olajumoke Korede of Maristopes Health, lauded the initiative of the organisers, saying it was an important aspect of acquiring more skills and knowledge which would improve the standard of health care in the state, charging the trainees to impart the knowledge in the discharge of their duties.