RSG Poised To Improve Healthcare Delivery 

Rivers State Deputy Governor, Prof Ngozi Nma Odu has urged members of the Task Force on Immunization and Primary Healthcare which is a multidisciplinary and multi sectorial body to concretize their efforts in the Healthcare delivery system in the State.

Prof Odu stated this during the 2nd Quarter Meeting of the Rivers State Task Force on Immunization, on Tuesday 29th August, 2023 at the Government House in Port Harcourt.

The Deputy Governor said “as you are aware Primary Healthcare is the pivot of the Healthcare delivery system in the country. Immunization component of the Primary Healthcare is very crucial; this underscores the reason for the establishment of this committee”.

She also said “let us be one of the States of pride when it comes to immunization in the country by meeting our set targets.” She further stated that “Development can only thrive in a healthy and peaceful community; I therefore urge all hands to be on deck in ensuring we reduce the burden on vaccine preventable diseases nationally.”

Prof. Odu expressed gratitude to the immediate past administration for the solid foundation they have laid for this committee in same vain she appreciated the support and commitment of members of the Task Force in ensuring the consolidation of the gains achieved.

The Deputy Governor who is also the Chairman of the Task Force on Immunization and Primary Healthcare thanked members of the Task Force for their support for the Sim Fubara administration stressing that “the elections are over it is now time for governance, we need your prayers and commitment so we can deliver on the benefits of democracy”.

In her remarks, the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Adaeze Chidinma Oreh, said the meeting was an update on the current status of immunization in the State, especially as it concerns, vaccination coverage and the number of children that have come down with vaccine preventable diseases.

Also speaking the Executive Secretary, Rivers State Primary Healthcare Management Board, Dr. Kinikanwo Green, said immunization is a major pillar in terms of Primary Healthcare, while assuring that the Board would ensure that every Rivers child has access to immunization free of charge.

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