Anambra Govt improves healthcare delivery with 60 Mid-wives
By Lawrence Nwimo
In a move to improve healthcare delivery, the Anambra State Government has recruited sixty (60) midwives that will serve in different healthcare facilities in the state.
The recruitment, as disclosed by Dr Chioma Ezenyimulu, was part of the government’s efforts to increase the level of manpower and alleviate sufferings of the people seeking quality healthcare services in the state.
Ezenyimulu, who is the Executive Secretary of Anambra State Primary Health Care Development Agency, made the disclosure during a second media round table organized by ‘The Challenge Initiative’ and Devcoms, in Awka, themed: “Improving quality of service delivery in PHCs.”
Represented by Dr. Frank Umeh, she further emphasized that thorough trainings and orientation were carried out on the newly recruited midwives to checkmate their competency in rendering quality medical services to the people.
Ezenyimulu stated that about 60 primary healthcare facilities were currently undergoing renovation by the state government as there had been upsurge in demand for service uptake in family planning services in primary healthcare centres across the state.
She reminded that the state government had also taken to consideration in creating a disabled friendly environment at various PHCs, so that family planning will be accessible to all.
Contributing, the Anambra State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Vincent Okpala, decried the unnecessary extortion of issuer fee at the health centers across the state.
Okpala who was represented by the Director of Public Health and Disease Control Anambra state, Dr. Uche Onyejimbe, stressed that access to family planning in the state is free as basic health care provision fund is made available for the consumables needed.
He warned that disciplinary sanction will be activated to any defaulter, who may be found extorting money from citizens.
Lending her voice, Director of planning, Research and Statistics, Mrs. Edith Nwachukwu harmonized the issue of high cost of drug fee at various health centers, which she said will be duly handled.
She assured citizens that consistent aggressive media campaign and sensitization will be activated to enable parents as well as youths, know the need for accessing family planning, regardless of religious proposition.
Lending their voices, the Media Practitioners called on Anambra state government to hasten employment of more staff in Primary Health Care centers in the state for effective healthcare services.