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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Anambra Govt Reassures On Quality Health Care Delivery

The State government has restated its commitment to providing quality health Care Services for Ndi Anambra.

The Commissioner for Health Dr Josephat Akabuike stated this at Ifite-Ogwari in Ayamelum Local Government Area, during a health promotion and awareness programme.

Correspondent Chibuzo Obidike reports that the event which was organized by the State Ministry of Health in collaboration with a non-governmental organization was in line with the world breastfeeding week set-aside to educate the mothers on the importance of Family planning, among others.

Declaring the event open, Commissioner Akabuike, said that Governor Willie Obiano has improved the Primary Health Care System and reassured Ndi Anambra that the State government will always accord priority to their health needs.

Represented by the Deputy Director in the State Primary Health Care Development Agency Mrs. Stella Chiejina, Commissioner Akabuike appreciated the sponsors, calling on other well meaning individuals to invest in the Health sector.

In a welcome address, the Executive Secretary, State Primary Health Care Development Agency Dr. Chioma Ezenyimulu, represented by the Head of Department, Planning, Research and Statistics in the Agency Mr. Casmir Mabia expressed the Agency's readiness to partner reputable organizations to help reduce malnutrition among the children in the State.

On his part, the facilitator of the programme, Dr. Ikenna Emedike said that the Foundation discovered that people in Ayamelum Local Government Area are predominantly farmers and decided to mark this year's world breastfeeding week in Ifite Ogwari to educate the women on the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding and commended the State government for placing high premium on Health Care Delivery.

Some health workers, Dr. Morphy Eno, Mrs Stella Ekweozor and Mrs. Uzoamaka Erick, enjoined mothers to ensure that they breastfeed their newborn babies exclusively for six months.

In a remark the President-General of Ifite Ogwari Mr. Chukwudi Ekwunife who was represented on the occasion, assured Governor Obiano of their unalloyed support.

By Chibuzor Obidike

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