Obaseki inaugurates board for primary healthcare development
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has inaugurated the governing board for the state’s primary healthcare development agency, in furtherance of ongoing health reforms in the state.
This is contained in a statement by the Governor’s Special Assistant on Media Projects, Mr. Crusoe Osagie.
According to the statement, Obaseki, at the inauguration of the board at the Government House in Benin City, said the board will bolster government’s efforts at repositioning the healthcare system and promoting access to quality healthcare services by the people.
He said: “This is a significant development in the repositioning of our healthcare system. We have always emphasised that our healthcare superstructure rests on the primary healthcare system because that is the point in which the bulk of our citizens can engage with the system.
“The board has been restructured, the law has been reviewed, and what we have now is adequate for us to start and get to the level we want to.”
He noted that his administration is committed to establishing at least one primary healthcare center in every ward in the state to ensure every citizen has access to quality healthcare services.
He added: “You will help us rapidly expand primary healthcare, using the resources available, collaborate with EdoHIS; encourage collaboration with other sectors at all levels in the development and support of primary healthcare systems to avoid waste of resources and duplication of efforts; supervise and oversee the running of primary healthcare facilities in the state; promote and monitor the implementation of our health plans at various levels of the primary healthcare system and ensure effective implementation and supervision of all primary healthcare activities as well as monitor the maintenance of the minimum acceptable standard in our primary healthcare.”