BY : Bayagbon Daniel
The Rotary Club, Asaba District, has commended the Health Care delivery initiatives of the Okowa administration.
The Asaba District Governor Nominee, Rotarian Andy Uwajeyan, gave the commendation when he led the Assistant Governors of zones 10 and 11, Rotarians Edema Ire and C.A. Isadebay on a courtesy visit to the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Health Monitoring in Asaba.
Uwajeyan commended the Senior Special Assistant to the State Governor on Health Monitoring, Dr Michael Nwoko, for hitting the ground running, saying it was a demonstration of his zeal to give effect to Governor Okowa’s quality healthcare delivery programme.
He noted that the SSA had painstakingly been visiting government Hospitals and Primary Health Care Centers since his appointment to monitor and evaluate the state of facilities with a view to ascertaining the readiness of the Hospitals and Health Centers to provide quality healthcare services to the people.
The District Governor Nominee briefed Dr Nwoko on efforts to eradicate Poliomyelitis which hitherto was a killer disease in Nigeria, but had now reduced drastically in the country.
Uwajeyan said the Rotary Club Nigeria, as an organization had embarked on sensitization to market places, schools, churches and mosques, immunizing children in the process free of charge.
He informed the SSA about the Club’s forthcoming free Medical Outreach, during which it would run free test and give out medications for various ailments, including Malaria and HIV, while three persons with serious Polio cases would be sponsor abroad for surgery during the period of our Medical Outreach.
Responding, Dr Michael Nwoko, thanked the Rotary Club for the visit, describing the organisation as a stakeholder in the health sector.
The SSA said Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, had done a lot in revamping the health sector, pointing out that while in the Senate he sponsored a bill for the National Health Care Act and the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund.
He said the people were reaping the dividends of the foundation laid by the Governor in the health sector, including the establishment of the State Contributory Health Scheme.
Dr Nwoko stated that total eradication of Polio from the society would help to raise the nation’s health indices, particularly now that emphasis was on achieving Universal Health Coverage, which he said Delta state was in the lead with the best health facilities being put in place by the state government.
He said the whole idea was to guarantee quality, affordable and accessible health care delivery to all, while the overall objective was to achieve Universal Health Coverage.