AWKA – (FIRC Awka Report) – The Anambra State Commissioner for Health, Vincent Okpala (Dr) has commended the team of assessors from the National Healthcare Development Agency on official assignment to the State. He made the commendation when the team paid him a courtesy visit at his Jerome Udoji Secretariat Complex Office in Awka.
Vincent Okpala endeared the State Governor, Willie Obianos commitment to providing functional healthcare service delivery to the people of the State, pointing out that quality healthcare service is the watchword for the government as it relates to health matters. He indicated that the government does not want the people to suffer while accessing healthcare facilities.
Speaking earlier, the Executive Secretary of the Anambra State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (ASPHCDA), Chioma Ezenyimulu (Dr) informed the Commissioner that the team of assessors was in the State to access the rate of implementation of primary healthcare activities. She later disclosed that the Agency coordinates all the Primary Healthcare activities in Nigeria, noting that all the Primary Healthcare Development Agencies are assessed every year by a team of assessors from the National Primary Healthcare Agency and the Civil Society Organizations.
Ezenyimulu also explained that the team would commence the assessment of healthcare facilities by engaging one facility each from the three senatorial zones of the State. She further maintained that the assessors after concluding the exercise would come back to render a report on their findings.
The leader of the team, Charles Ijeomah in his comments said that they were there to inform the Commissioner officially about their activities in the State. Ijeomah noted that they had made some observations during their last assessment visit to the State, expressing hope that some of those observations would have been remedied.
Ijeomah stressed that they were going to work with some of the health workers in the State, so as to get all the necessary information, assuring that at the end of the assessment, reports would be sent back to the State which could be used to seek for more support from the National body.