Gov Okowa Determines To Build A Strong Health Infrastructure In Delta State — Dr Kingsley Amaihunwa.
By Frank Iroroh
The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Delta State on health monitoring Dr Kingsley Amaihunwa, has stated that His Excellency Sen Dr Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa, the Governor of Delta State is determined to build a strong health infrastructure and effective healthcare delivery system in Delta state which will continue to have a very positive impact on the health and wellbeing of all residents of the State for a very long time to come.
Dr Amaihunwa stated this while speaking to newsmen after the recent monitoring of some health facilities in Delta South Senatorial District.
His words, “the monitoring and evaluation exercise, just concluded within the Delta South Senatorial District was quite expository and successful, It afforded us the opportunity to identify the gaps existing in the health facilities, both in the primary and secondary health facilities.”
“We made tremendous effort to visit the riverine areas and the uplands to ensure that no health facility in any part of the state is left out of our monitoring and evaluation.”
“Of course, you are aware that His Excellency, Sen Dr Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa, the Governor of Delta State is building a strong health infrastructure and effective health care delivery system in Delta state, these health infrastructure, will continue to have positive impacts on the health and wellbeing of all residents of Delta state for a very long time to come.”
“Today we have the Delta State Contributory Health Commission, driving the Contributory Health Insurance Scheme and Free maternal and Child health care policy of the Government.”
This creates high demands for healthcare service, which have made monitoring of health facilities very compelling, to enable us evaluate and identity gaps that needed to be filled and report such to the Governor for immediate solutions. This will placed the health facilities in a better stead to render quality health care service to the people.”
“In the course of monitoring the health facilities, we also engaged in interactive sections with the Medical directors and other members of the hospital management and collectively we resolved and adopted ways to better the healthcare service in Delta state, in line with the vision of His Excellency, Sen Dr Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa, the Governor of Delta state, as encapsulated in the Stronger Delta agenda of the his administration.”
“I want to use this opportunity to encourage residents of our rural communities, especially those in the informal sectors, like the artisans, bike and keke operators, the market people and farmers to enroll into the Delta State Contributory Health Insurance Scheme, with just N7,000, per adult per a year, the individual is registered to enjoy quality health care coverage for one year.”
Dr Amaihunwa concluded.