ANAMBRA SEEKS PARTNERSHIP WITH DSS ON HEALTHCARE SERVICES
By John Ndu :
Awka, Sept. 5, 2019 (MOI) Anambra State Government says it is willing to enter into partnership with the medical team from Department of State Security Services (DSS) to further improve the health sector in the state.
Gov. Willie Obiano made this known while receiving a delegation from the Department of State Security Services (DSS), at Exco Chambers, Government House, Awka.
Gov. Obiano, who said that health was top on his agenda added that he would continue investing in the sector as `health is wealth’.
The delegation made up National Principal Officers of DSS, were to commence their annual Medical Summit for 2019, in Anambra State.
The delegation was led by National Director Medical Services, DSS, Dr Ann Chinwe Okoroafor and the Anambra State Director, DSS, Mr Yusuf Ishaku.
Gov. Obiano while receiving them noted that his administration had huge budgetary allocation for health because many people suffer from different health problems.
The governor urged them to review their annual medical summit and outreach and reform it to suit daily health challenges of people, so as to assist in offering enduring medical services to the state.
He enjoined them to adopt a hospital in the state, where they could deploy their medical experts to render services to the public.
Obiano noted that state government, under his administration had given health sector a facelift, procuring basic facilities, building and renovating structures.
He stressed Government paid attention to prompt payment of health workers salaries and other welfare benefits.
The governor explained that the state's partnership with DSS on security was yielding positive results, saying that medical partnership would strengthen his efforts at promoting health of Ndi Anambra.
Leader of the team, Dr Ann Okoroafor, pointed out that the essence of their visit was to intimate the governor on the ongoing healthcare summit in the state.
She explained that the summit which was an annual event within the six geo political zone, commenced on Sept.1 in Anambra, for the South East.
Dr Okoroafor noted that the one week summit would focus on mental health, because rising cases of mental health challenges in the country.
She stressed that the
event would climax with a medical outreach on Sept. 6, in Ogbunike. (MOI)