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Assessors from National Health Agency arrive Anambra

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ANAMBRA State Commissioner for Health, Dr Vincent Okpala has commended a team of assessors from the National Healthcare Development Agency on official assignment to the state. Dr Okpala made the commendation when the team paid him a courtesy visit at his office in Jerome Udoji Secretariat Complex, Awka.

He emphasised Gov. Willie Obiano’s commitment in providing functional healthcare service delivery to Ndi Anambra. “Quality healthcare service is our watchword because we don’t want Ndi Anambra to suffer while accessing healthcare facilities in the state.”

The commissioner wished them a happy stay; and urged them to feel at home while carrying out their assignment. Dr Chioma Ezenyimulu, Executive Secretary Anambra State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (ASPHCDA) said the team of assessors was in the state to access the rate of implementation of primary healthcare activities.

“The agency coordinates all primary healthcare activities in Nigeria. So, we are assessed every year by a team of assessors from National Primary Healthcare Agency and the Civil Society Organisation,” she said. Dr Ezenyimulu explained that the team would commence assessment of healthcare facilities, one facility each from the three senatorial zones of the state.

She explained that the assessors after concluding the exercise would come back to render a report on their findings. Mr Charles Ijeomah, who led the team, said they came to inform the commissioner officially about their activities in the state.

Mr Ijeomah noted that they made some observations during their last assessment visit to the state and hoped that some of those observations would have been remedied. “Score for this assessment is very objective, most of the items we are asking questions on also need pictures to authenticate answers we are going to get.

“This exercise will last for a week and we have questionnaires that we will serve on the board, before we go to the three senatorial zones to inspect each facility,” he explained. Mr Ijeomah stressed that they were going to work with some of the health workers in the state so as to get all necessary information.

He assured that at the end of the assessment, reports would be sent back to the state which they could be used to seek for more support from the National body.

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