Healthcare Centers At The Grassroots Are Functional, Effective – ABSG
By Our Reporter
Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie lkpeazu has explained that his administration has successfully ensured that at least two functional health centers are built in all the electoral Wards of the State as a way of taking healthcare delivery to the grassroots.
Dr lkpeazu represented by his Deputy, Sir Ude Oko Chukwu made this known when he received a delegation of Nigeria Association of Resident Doctors on official assignment to the State at the Government House, Umuahia.
The Governor further disclosed that his administration has rebuilt and renovated so many General Hospitals in the State.
He assured that everything will be done to ensure that ABSUTH is up and running as it remains one of the health Institutions that gives the State a pride of place
Gov. Ikpeazu described health as an important key to achieving all the cardinal pillars and policies of the present administration.
While lauding Doctors and medical workers for their dedication, sacrifice and inputs in controlling the spread of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases in the State and Nation, Gov. Ikpeazu also condoled them on the loss of some of their members and assured them that their labour of saving lives will not be in vain.
He also lauded the Resident Doctors for choosing Abia as venue for their NEC meeting and urged them to use the forum to deliberate on issues that will promote the health of the citizenry, assuring them of Government’s support in achieving the objectives of the Association.
Earlier in his speech, the National President of Nigeria Association of Resident Doctors, Dr Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi said they were in the State for their NEC meeting to deliberate on health issues especially on the COVID-19 pandemic which has devastated the world and appealed to the State Government to look into the problems confronting ABSUTH, insurance coverage for Doctors, training and retraining of Doctors.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr Joe Osuji, the Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the Deputy Governor, Sir Don Ubani, Body of Permanent Secretaries and other top Government Officials were present during the visit.