EBONYI STATE SET TO PROVIDE QUALITY MEDICAL SERVICES IN HEALTH CENTRES

Ebonyi State Government has released over ₦17 Million for the procurement of drugs to commence quality medical services in 171 health centres established in the state.

The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Daniel Umezurike, made this known at a two day forum for sustainable logistics and commodity management system organized by health stakeholders in Abakaliki.

Represented by the Director of Public Health in the state, Dr. Michael Uromi, Dr. Umezurike explained that the state government was working out measures to create data for drug tracking while efforts were being made to establish central medical store.

Dr. Umezuike noted that the state government was desirous of ensuring that the 13 General Hospitals in the state were repositioned with effective human resource management to avoid the mistakes of the past.

One of the stakeholders, Mr. Ezeagu Nwiboko had while presenting some of the challenges facing the sector called for adequate funding for primary health care system ahead of the withdrawal of donor funding.

Mr. Nwiboko also called for the employment of pharmacist technicians in 171 wards in the state to take care of drugs to be supplied to health centres.

AMECHI ODO

 

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