From Joseph Asegba, Yola
The National Primary Health Care Management Agency has lauded the efforts of Adamawa State Government over its support and commitments in the improvement and performance of routine immunisation and other primary health care services.
The Director General of the agency, Dr. Faisal Shuaib made the commendation at a ceremony in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory recently. He described Adamawa as best performing state in routine immunisation and Covid-19 vaccination.
He said the state was chosen based on its commitment and support towards improving the performance of Routine Immunisation and other primary health care services.
Dr. Shuaib expressed hope that the recognition would encourage Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of the state to continue in providing support to primary health care and routine immunisation programmes in the state.
The statement was made available to journalists by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Humwashi Wonosikou, who said that the state was chosen first among five states based on its commitment to health care. In a separate goodwill messages, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha and the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire commended the governments of the six states for giving priority to the health sector.
Responding on the recognition, Governor Fintiri restated his administration’s commitment to continue to provide quality health care services for the residents of the state. Fintiri noted that the desire of the government towards meeting the health needs of its people is the reason of his administration to invest huge resources in the sector.
Appreciating the commitment of frontline health workers in the state who worked tirelessly to attract the recognition, Governor Fintiri reassured that his administration would not leave anything to chance until every citizen is touched.
He said: “The upgraded primary health care facilities in rural areas across the state as well as General Hospitals and the provision of Cottage Hospitals in those areas that hitherto did not have any, was because their dilapidation has been responsible for deaths in the past,” describing it as unacceptable. The governor added that: “We are indeed elated that our continuous strive for excellence is once again being recognized.
“We have never been more convinced about this purpose which we consider a higher calling than during a period like this with the pandemic ravaging the world.
The health sector will always remain a priority for us.”