The Chairman of the Delta State Health Care Development Agency, Dr. (Mrs.) Isioma Okobah, has recently stated that the agency is fully committed towards the delivery of affordable, quality and accessible health care for all Deltans.
As part of the efforts to ensure that the situation of high mortality rate in the country, is reversed particularly as it relates to the infant and maternal mortality, which has been blamed on the management of the primary health care system in the Nigeria, prompted the visit of the Chairman of Delta State Primary Health Care Development Agency to the headquarters of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency in Abuja recently.
In his address during the visit, the Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Shuaibu Faisal, stated that they are working towards reviving the primary health care system in Nigeria and preventing diseases particularly at grass root level, saying that the agency is going ahead with its engagement programme with the states, emphasizing that the Federal Government is willing to work with its counterparts in the state. In a chat with newsmen, Dr. Shuaibu, said that with the visit, they have been able to discuss the challenges that the states are facing and how the Federal Government can advocate to the state governors and how the National Primary Health Care Agency can also provide technical support to the state agencies.
In the same vein, Dr. (Mrs.) Isioma Okobah, disclosed that already Delta State is working on a holistic integrated approach to improve the health care at the rural areas across the state. Continuing, she stated that His Excellency, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa would flag off the measles campaign in the state, emphasizing that the agency have capable people that have been doing the door to door mobilization and sensitization, noting that they have really reached out for the measles vaccination campaign and they expect a huge turn out when the measles immunization vaccination exercise commence on March 1st, 2018 to March 13th, 2018, of which they are actually looking towards a one hundred percent success rate.
Both Dr. Shuaibu Faisal and Dr. (Mrs.) Isioma Okobah, who were practicing in the Diaspora before their appointments, expressed strong determination to bring strong innovations, that will make a difference on the primary health centers in Nigeria.
In attendance at the meeting during the visit of Dr. (Mrs.) Isioma Okobah, to the headquarters of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency in Abuja were: Dr. Shuaibu Faisal, the Executive Director, Dr. Nneka Onwu, Director of Community Health, Dr. Nana Sandah Abubakar and Dr. Laila Umar.