His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura meets with team from World Bank on Primary Health Care (PHC) Delivery as Nasarawa State commissions 19 vehicles and 65 motorcycles for use by the Nasarawa State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NAPHDA) today was a good day for Nasarawa State.
The World Bank team on PHC were in the state to diagnose the 4 year report on the activities of Nasarawa State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NAPHDA) and to see the strengths and weakness as well as see the gaps affecting the agency with a view of improving the strengths and accessing ways to close the gaps.
His Excellency, Hon. Silas Ali Agara, Deputy Governor of Nasarawa State who carried out the commissioning and drove one of the new vehicles restated the commitment of the Nasarawa State Government towards enhancing the quality health service delivery to people in the rural areas, stating the holistic effort was to ameliorate the suffering of people at the rural areas especially those at the hard-to reach communities.
He said the administration would work towards stopping incessant strike actions by health workers which has truncated health activities in the state giving rise to poor health conditions of the people.
The Executive Chairman of the Nasarawa State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr. Muhammed Usman-Adis, made it known that the agency was working on how to tackle emerging challenges in the health sector, especially in the areas of immunization, nutrition, family planning, ante-natal services, among others.
He said that the agency will continue to give attention to routine immunization and other health programmes across the state to protect our children and other citizens against deadly diseases as well as ensure that Primary Health Care Centres (PHCs) continue to provide effective and quality health care service delivery at the grassroots, stating that the provision of the vehicles would enhance proper supervision and inspection of quality health care services in the state