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Kwara approves clinical training for health workers

Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State

Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has approved a one-week capacity building and training for key staff of primary healthcare centres validated by the Basic HealthCare Provision Fund across the state.

This was disclosed on Friday in a statement titled, ‘Kwara Gov approves intensive clinical training for PHCs workers.’

The stament revealed that the training is being conducted by the State Primary Healthcare Development Agency and State Health Insurance Agency, with supervision from the State Ministry of Health and House Committee Chairman on Health.

A joint statement from the organisers read, “This capacity building will ensure that gaps identified in providing quality healthcare services to the grassroot are bridged, and confidence of the people in accessing care at our primary Healthcare centers is restored.

“The primary healthcare centres provide first line access to basic healthcare services. However, referral services are also made available if a condition dictates that patients need additional care to accredited secondary facilities.

“Under the BHCPF programme of the Federal government with counterpart funds released by Kwara State government, 21,000 indigents have been given health insurance cards to access free healthcare services for a full year and renewable, as one of the ways our government is alleviating poverty in Kwara State.

“The State Primary Healthcare Development Agency is working tirelessly to ensure quality equipment and drugs are made available so far to 158 validated primary Healthcare facilities across the state. Furthermore from the decentralised facility financing paid directly to the PHCs, minor infrastructural repair of facilities are currently ongoing at the validated PHCs.”

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