The Chairman of Delta State Primary Health Care Development Board Dr. Mrs. Isioma Okobah has called for synergy between the local government service commission and the Delta State Primary Health Care Development Agency to achieve Universal Health Coverage.
Dr Okobah made the call today when she led Board and management of primary healthcare development agency on advocacy to the Local Government Service Commission.
Dr Okobah said in order to achieve quality effective, efficient and affordable healthcare services mostly for rural dwellers, there is need for synergy between the Agency and the local government service commission.
The Board Chairman noted the pivotal role local government health workers play in the primary health centers as they are in the grassroots, appealed to the chairman to address discipline among health workers.
Responding the Chairman of the Local Government Service commission Hon. Joseph Otirhue said he understand the importance of primary health care centres as he was once a local government chairman.
He said His Excellency the Governor desire of universal health coverage for Deltans which can be achieved in the Primary health centers is on course with the deployment of Executive Secretary as medical Officers of Health in the Local Government Areas.
While promising the support of the local government service commission in improving the services of the Primary health centres, Hon. Otirhue said the issue of manpower, human resources and indiscipline will be addressed.
Members of the DSPHCDA Board and management that accompanied the Board Chairman are Dr. Omiwere-Ete George Boyo (Delta South) Hon. Florence Johnson (Delta North) Dr. Winful- Orieke Jude (Executive Director), Dr. Mrs Gloria Patrick- Ferife (Director Planning Research Statistics),Mr. Itobore Onoriode (Director Administration),Mrs. Scholar Edosomwan (Director Finance and Account) Mr. Mumbor Innocent (Rep. Social mobilization and Advocacy)
Dr. Mrs. Isioma Okobah, Chairman, DSPHCDA in a group photograph with other govt. officials