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query_builder September 19, 2019 14:48:43


By Nnedinma C Okeke :

Awka, Sept. 19, 2019 (MOI) State’s Breastfeeding Coordinator, Anambra State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (ASPHCDA), Mrs Joy Eberendu has hailed the maiden oral promotion interview as a huge success.

 ``The interview went smoothly,’’ Mrs Eberendu said, while reacting to the manner in which the process was conducted.

The interview involved health workers from Local Government Areas (LGA), serving at various primary healthcare facilities in the state.

The interview took place at ASPHCDA Office Complex, Awka from Sept. 16 to Sept. 20. The written promotion interview was held sometime in July.

According to Eberendu, the arrangement for the interview was categorised in line with different grade levels of those involved.

Three panels were constituted. These are panel one: Health workers from grade levels 07 to 09 under ASPHCDA Board Member, Dr Emmanuel Okafor.

Panel two -- Grade levels 10 to 12 headed by another ASPHCDA Board Member, Dr Eric Anazodo.

Panel three -- Grade levels 13 to 16 was headed by Executive Secretary, ASPHCDA, Dr Chioma Ezenyimulu.

The coordinator at the end of her interview expressed satisfaction at the way the process was conducted saying, it was professionally carried out.

Officer-In-Charge of Ichida Health Post, Anaocha LGA, Mrs Eunice Onuke, while noting that it was her first interview in the agency said the change would always be a welcome development.

``In spite of asking us some general questions, the agency specifically focused more on our field as it concerns what we do in health facilities and the primary healthcare.’’

A health worker, Ogbunike Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Oyi LGA, Mrs Veronica Okafor said the interview was alright generally, as LGA Health workers would be more productive.

``I acknowledge the agency and I know that under them, the LGA Health workers will be well taken care of.’’

Mrs Nkechi Okaro, a health worker from American Quarters Health Post, Onitsha North LGA said that she was initially scared about the interview but was happy at the end process.

Another health worker from Nri PHC, Anaocha LGA, Mrs Chinwe Adibe hailed the exercise, stressing, ``it speaks development for LGA Health workers.

``It is homecoming for us because it has given us a sense of belonging as we now have a place to call our own.”  (MOI)