Ekiti Set To Ensure Proper Monitoring Of PHC Facilities

May 9, 2013

As part of efforts to improve service delivery in the 283 primary health care facilities across the state, the Ekiti State Primary Health care Development Agency(PHCDA), has concluded plans to establish Zonal Committess in the three senatorial districts of the state.

The Chairman of the agency, Dr Sulaiman Lawal, who made this known during the maiden expanded Management Board meeting of the agency in Ado-Ekiti, said that Local Government monitoring committees would also be established in the 16 local Government areas of the state.
He explained that the move was designed to put in place the necessary machinery for proper monitoring of the facilities in order to ensure that they perform their statutory function of providing health care for people at the grassroots.

The Chairman said the agency was working assiduously towards bolstering the confidence of the people of the state for primary health facilities adding that the focus was to put the facilities to maximum use in line with the 8-point Agenda of the present administration

He said that in spite of the challenges facing the agency it has been able to carry out uninterrupted immunisation programmes in the 16 local government areas of the state as well as sponsor sensitization and awareness programmes and jingles on electronic media in the state

Dr Lawal disclosed that the first edition of the 2013 Bi-annual Maternal New born Child Health Week designed to create mass awareness and delivery of key survival interventions to target groups, including nursing mothers, infants and pregnant women would hold from May 20th to 24th.

He said that apart from vaccinations of infants against the five killer diseases , children of school age would be dewormed during the 5-day programme in all the 283 primary health care facilities across the state.

Earlier in her remarks the PS of the SPHCDA, Mrs Folake Falore called on the people of the state to patronise the primary health care facilities in their neighbourhoods noting that the facilities were properly staffed and equipped to meet their health needs .

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