Enugu State Government has charged traditional rulers on the need to mobilise their subjects to visit Primary Health Care Centres (PHCs) to access free and comprehensive healthcare services.
Speaking with Journalists in Enugu on Sunday, Dr George Ugwu, Executive Secretary of the Enugu State Primary Health Care Development Agency (ENS-PHCDA) also called on religious and community leaders as well as health stakeholders and Community-Based Organisations (CBOs) to sensitise the rural populace on the benefits PHC centres offer within their localities this season.
He said “I urge all living in our various communities, more particular mothers and children to take advantage of the improved and free health services in our PHC centres to maximise their wellbeing.
“Our ongoing Modified Integrated Medical Outreach Programme (MI-MOP) is taking place in PHC centres in eight LGA in the state, which included; Aninri, Ezeagu, Igboeze South, Igboeze North, Nkanu East, Nsukka, Oji River and Uzo Uwani council areas.”
“The ongoing MI-MOP programme is providing free primary healthcare services such as immunisation, treatment of minor ailments, health education and promotion, counselling etc.”
“We have also commenced distribution of 1, 200 carton packs of diapers and a diaper each for each nursing mother that visits any PHC facility in the state this season.”
“There is also free deworming medicine and multivitamins, as well as free immunization services for children between zero and two year,’’ he said.
The executive secretary, however, thanked Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for always approving and supporting the Agency’s programmes and always releasing the government cash contributions for effective implementation of the Agency’s programmes.
According to him, we cannot overemphasise the solid support we get from Her Excellency the Wife of the Governor, Mrs Monica Ugwuanyi, through her U-TOLF Foundation on behalf of mothers and children of Enugu State.