A Vibrant Health Sector, Component Of Stronger Delta Vision Of Okowa’s Administration — Dr Michael Nwoko
By Frank Iroroh
The Senior Special Assistant SSA, to the Governor of Delta State on Health Monitoring, Dr. Michael Nwoko, has stated that achieving a vibrant health sector is a major component of the Stronger Delta vision of Governor Okowa’s administration.
The SSA, stated this at Government Baptist Hospital Eku, on Friday 1st November 2019, during interactive section with newsmen shortly after touring some health facilities in Ethiope East Local Government Area of the State.
His words, ‘His Excellency, Senator Dr. Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa, the Governor of Delta State, is desirous of achieving quality healthcare services to the people and this underscores his willingness to commit his ideas as a medical Doctor to develop the sector and achieving a vibrant health sector as a major component of the Stronger Delta vision of his administration.’
‘We are here to assess and evaluate health facilities in this area in order to reposition them for better performance.’
I am happy the staffers are aware of the new paradigm shift in the health sector, the narrative is now greater passion, focus and commitment to duty. These are required in order to achieve the administration’s vision of delivering quality, effective and accessible healthcare service to residents of Delta State.’ Dr. Nwoko concluded.
On his part, Dr. Patrick Onwuachi, reminded staffers of healthcare facilities in the State of the new dawn in the health sector, adding that the State government is doing a lot in the health sector and urged healthcare workers to render effective service to the people and help bridge the gap between the demand and supply of healthcare service to achieve the Universal Health Coverage for all residents of Delta State.
On energy needs of the centres, Dr. Onwuachi enjoined management of the health facilities to emulate other health centres who have made alternative arrangements to ensure regular power supply. He urged them to exhibit great passion, commitment and dedication to duty as that will help to achieve the desired goal in the health sector.
Dr. Michael Nwoko alongside his colleague, Dr. Patrick Onwuachi and their team, visited the General Hospitals at Isiokolo, Abraka and Government Baptist Hospital Eku. They also visited the Tuberculosis and leprosy center, Eku as well as the Primary health Centres at Isokolo and Ovu, where they inspected the facilities, dropped checklists for effective assessment and evaluation and also interacted with patients on the free maternal healthcare services.
Some of the mothers interviewed are full of appreciation to the Governor for providing free child and maternal healthcare for them.