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Obaseki gets federal recognition for routine immunisation

By Guardian Nigeria
29 August 2022   |   4:09 am
For his interventions to strengthen Edo State health system and enhance access to quality and affordable healthcare for residents, Governor Godwin Obaseki, at the weekend, won the best performing governor award for routine immunisation in the South South region.

[FILES] Edo State Governor, Obaseki. Photo/ facebook/godwinobasekiofficial

For his interventions to strengthen Edo State health system and enhance access to quality and affordable healthcare for residents, Governor Godwin Obaseki, at the weekend, won the best performing governor award for routine immunisation in the South South region.

The award by the Federal Government, through the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), was presented to the Commissioner for Health, Prof. Obehi Akoria, who represented the governor, by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha.

NPHCDA said Obaseki “stood out by establishing the electronic patient record system in 52 primary health care centeres and telemedicine hubs in Ugbor and Oredo PHCs in collaboration with the Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas (ANPA).”

The agency went on: “Obaseki redistributed health workers from HMA to EDSPHCDA to improve service delivery, recruited health workers for EDSPHCDA and migrated PHC staff pay points to the state government.”

According to the commissioner, the award is well-deserving, adding: “Governor Obaseki has continued to show commitment towards revolutionising the healthcare sector in Edo, pursuing a holistic decentralisation of the system, upgrading primary healthcare centres and equipping them with world-class equipment and manpower to guarantee the delivery of efficient, affordable and quality healthcare services to Edo people.”

She said the state is increasing efforts to strengthen regulation of the healthcare sector, ensuring a resilient and strong system to deliver world-class healthcare services to residents across all Edo communities.