Medical Practitioners Urged to Improve Quality Delivery at Primary Healthcare Centres
By Kenneth Obieh
The Delta State Government has charged medical practitioners handling the primary healthcare centres in the state, to utilise the essential drugs and vaccines provided to improve quality health services.
The Director, Planning Research and statistic of the Delta State Primary Development Agency, Dr Charles Eboka stated this during an advocacy visit by the State Advocacy Team (SAT) Implementing the COVID-19 Response Mechanism and Resilient and Sustainable System for Health Strengthening System and Community Strengthening System (C-19RSSH-CSS) to his office.
Eboka said that the state government was supporting 260 PHC centres in the state with basic health care provision funds to encourage patients to effectively utilise the facilities.
The medical practitioner disclosed that there were enough essential drugs and vaccines in the various PHCs, that could reasonably promote good health services across the state, before visiting the secondary and tertiary health facilities.
He warned the various health practitioners in-charge of PHCs not to frustrate the good intentions of the state government, for quality health services in the local community.
Earlier, the State Program Officer (SPO), Miss Juliet Obiajulu, thanked the director for the support he had accorded the SAT team in making their work seamless.
Obiajulu pleaded with the director towards the sustainability of the harmonious relationship to engender better health care services.
The SPO mentioned the various success stories they have achieved within the period and believed they could do more with their support.
The team leader, Pastor Greg Sifo, expressed satisfaction with what he referred to as the ‘proactive step taken by the government’ in providing the needed infrastructures and essential medical materials in the various PHCs across the state.
They promised to support the state government with their consistent advocacy.