Monday, 7 September 2020

CRSPHCDA and Biase LGA set to advance healthcare services in grassroot

Simon Ushie, 7 September 2020

The Cross River State Primary Healthcare Development Agency and Biase Local Government Area council are set to collaborate to advance quality and effective Healthcare delivery in the area council NEGROIDHAVEN can say.

The collaboration is aimed at fostering harmony and delivering best healthcare services to those in the grassroot in line with the vision of his Excellency, Senator Prof. Ben Ayade to provide effective Healthcare for all citizens.

The resolve was met in Biase Local Government Area council when the Director General of the Cross River State Primary Healthcare Development Agency Dr. Janet Ekpenyong paid a working visit to the Chairman, Hon. Mrs Ada Charles to familiarize with her and to discuss ways of partnership in promoting health services in the grassroot and the area council in general.

Dr Ekpenyong disclosed that, since the establishment of the state primary health care agency in 2016, more communities and people have now gained first hand access to health Facilities and services which has checked mortality rate across the state.
She therefore pleaded for a sustained relationship which has already been established between the council and the Agency.

"We consider you to be a major stakeholder especially as it concerns Biase Local Government Area, because we know you can help us achieve a lot as it concerns health for both our mothers, new born and the aged.

Since the establishment of the CRSPHCDA in 2016, there have been a lot of advancement in the health sector especially as it concerns the healthcare system in the grassroot and that is why we are here to further espand our reach which we know it's achievable through your support.

We have as well come to intimate you of the services we offer to the people, our work is to see that those in the very hard to reach areas access quality Healthcare just like those who live in the city, that is why we wish for your collaboration both in terms of infrastructure and workers welfare".

Receiving the DG and her team, the chairman of Biase Local Government Area, Hon. Mrs Ada Charles, thanked them for coming as she enlisted the numerous achievements recorded by the DG since her appointment in January 2020.

Hon. Ada therefore pledged her supports and commitment to ensure that both Biase Area council and the Cross River State Primary Healthcare Development Agency work together to achieve quality Healthcare for her people.

"The health sector is very important to me, and that is why I and my team have begun health interventions in various communities already, and we expect to improve on it in the nearest future and as well partner with your agency (CRSPHCDA) to reach those in the grassroot".

She further promised an improved welfare for health workers in the council to motivate them in giving optimal services to the people.

The DG also briefed her of the soon to commenced State Health Insurance Scheme where she encouraged her to mobilize her people to take advantage of the scheme to access comprehensive health services and as well thanked the council boss for the already established synergy between the council and the agency.

The DG was accompanied by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Primary Healthcare, Ms Rita Abu, the Directors of Administration, Barr. John Odu, Director of Finance, Mr Egbe Bassey, Director of Community Health, Mrs Sally Enyie and the ,State mobilization officer, NSA Ekpenyong as well as the Director of Local Government Area Health Authority, Mr Ibe.

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