Gov Fubara Visits Akpajo Health Centre, Promises Enhanced Primary Healthcare In The State

…Assures on promotion and welfare of health workers.

Governor of Rivers State, Sir Siminalayi Fubara says the issue of primary healthcare delivery will remain a priority to his administration because rural community dwellers should enjoy sustained access to quality healthcare services.

Sir Fubara spoke when he visited the Model Primary Health Care Center in the Akpajo community of Eleme Local Government Area on Sunday to assess the performance of the Primary Healthcare Board through the quality of services of its personnel on posting to the centre.

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Governor Fubara described what he saw at the centre as very convincing of the commitment of the board, working in synergy with his administration, to offer optimal healthcare services to the people.

“We are going to support you in every way that we can to impact on the quality of services that you offer. This is because primary health care is a very serious area that our administration is taking seriously.”

He noted that on the issues of promotion, the Primary Healthcare Management Board is saddled with the responsibility of handling such issues within that subsector because the exercise in the mainstream civil service has been concluded.

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Earlier, the Medical Officer of Health in Eleme Local Government Area, Dr. Alex Woke informed that the centre offers immunization services to about 200 persons monthly, and conducted about 50 delivery cases, in addition to other services like anti-natal cases, family planning and disease prevention counsel.