person_pin Rita Ureh
query_builder April 25, 2018 16:21:56

By Uzo Ugwunze

Idemili South, April 25, 2018 -- As part of Anambra State Government’s investment to improve health care delivery in the state, three communities in Idemili South Local Government Area have received tricycle ambulances and other medical equipment worth millions of naira for their Primary Health Care Centres (PHCs).

The items were handed over by the Idemili South Transitional Committee Chairman, Mr Don Unachukwu to Oba 1 PHC, Ojoto PHC and Ebenesi, Nnobi PHC in the presence of the Supervisory Council, HOD and Officers in charge (OIC) of Idemili South Health department.

Speaking during the handover, Mr Unachukwu explained that the distribution was in its first phase, adding that all the 21 local governments are expected to receive the first and second phases this year.

He urged the Officers in Charge, midwives, Ward Health Development Committee members, Town Union leaders and community members also present, to ensure the security and careful usage of the items.

“We needed to make sure that your community members were present before we officially handover these equipment to the health facilities. You are the custodians of the equipment. If anyone is found wanting, the person must face the law”, said Unachukwu.

The Idemili South Supervisory Council for Health, Mr Mmaduabum Edozie called on the people to patronize the health centres to utilize and benefit from the distributed items.

In their separate speeches, the President Generals of Oba, Ojoto and Nnobi, Chief Ifeatu Uzowulu, Engr Umeghalu Edwin and Dr Ofodile Samuel expressed their profound gratitude to the State and Local Government for equipping their communities, adding that they will ensure the security and optimal use of the facilities.

Some of the items handed over to the PHCs include: tricycle ambulance, motorcycle, refrigerators, 33kv generator, chairs, office tables, fans, stethoscopes, drip stands, foldable stretcher, work crane, syringes, forceps, kidney dishes, gully pots, urinals, dead pan, washing basin with stand, instrument tray, delivery set, foetus cope, needle holder, suction machine, baby weighing scales and mecurials.