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By Agatha Anoliefo

Awka, April 10, 2019 (MOI) Anambra State Traditional Rulers have expressed displeasure at the rate at which health workers abandon their duty posts in the various health centres in communities.                      

Chairman, Anambra State Traditional Rulers Council, Igwe Nn’emeka Achebe who spoke on behalf of his colleagues, said this when some health workers paid them courtesy visit at Government House, Awka.        

 Igwe Achebe, who commended them for the visit, urged them to intimate the council on activities of their at various health centres in the communities for improved healthcare delivery.                                

He said it was regrettable that whenever he stopped to ascertain how the health workers were faring in some of the centres, the often met nobody at their duty posts.

The Royal father urged the health workers to always do the needful for the good of the Ndi Anambra.                    

Acting Chairman, Anambra State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (ASPHDA), Dr Emmanuel Okafor noted that they came to intimate the traditional rulers on activities of the various health centers.        

He cautioned the workers that they would soon commence dynamic check on all the health centres, and anybody that found wanting at their duty post would be sanctioned.                  

Dr Okafor, then, commended the state government and health worker's relationship describing it as cordial.

ASPHDA boss thanked Gov. Willie Obiano for salary increase and his promise to pay the new minimum wage as soon as arrangements on it would have been reached.

He said that the state health workers had no reason to absent themselves from work, going by government’s commitment toward them.   

Okafor, however, used the medium to appeal to Gov. Obiano to employ more health workers to replace the retiring ones. (MOI)