ANAMBRA TO RENOVATE, RE-EQUIP HEALTHCARE CENTRES
By Ngozi Okoli
Ogbaru, May 22, 2018 (MOI) Anambra Commissioner for Health, Dr Josephat Akabuike has re-stated Gov. Willie Obiano’s interest in renovating and re-equipping healthcare centres within Anambra communities.
Dr Akabuike said this during his visit to Ogwu Ikpele Primary Health Centre, Ogbaru Local Government Area (LGA).
He expressed dissatisfaction at the dilapidated condition of the community health centre, saying, ``the state government will come to their aid’’.
``I believe in practice, this community needs help from the state government because they are part of the state.’’
The commissioner also noted that the government needed two to three plots of land to expand the healthcare centre which would aid the building of residential houses for doctors and nurses.
He added that doctors and other health experts would be visiting the healthcare centres at least once a week.
He, however, inspected all the state and LGA initiated projects which includes, schools, water projects, N20m Community Choose Your Project Initiative and MDG's (Millennium Development Goals),
Dr Akabuike urged the community to resolve their differences in order to create the enabling environment for the state government.
The Transition Committee Chairman, Ogbaru LGA, Mr Arinzechukwu Awogu commended the commissioner for his visit stressing that the health centre if repositioned, would enhance Obiano's administration in achieving the required standards of Primary Healthcare delivery.
Councilor representing Ogwu Ikpele community Mr Dochie Okwuma noted that the
commissioner’s visit would bring desired change, not only on the health sector
but in conducting their town union elections. (MOI)