From Mathias Oko, Calabar
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River State is set to commission 15 primary health
care facilities constructed by his administration under the health
sector initiative he embarked upon since his assumption of office.
The project is in line with the present
administration’s policy thrust to make health care accessible to all
residing in the state, particularly pregnant women and children who
are prone to death during child labor.
Director General, State Primary Healthcare Development Agency , Dr.
Betta Edu disclosed this while fielding questions from journalists
shortly after the state acting governor, Prof. Ivara Ejemot Esu
commissioned the ultra-modern health care facility located at Technical
College , Mayne Avenue , Calabar at the weekend.
She said about 46 health centres have been constructed and
commissioned across the three senatorial districts of the state with
15 of such facilities awaiting commissioning by the Governor
whose priority is to revitalize the health sector to cater for the
health need of particularly pregnant women and children.
“Since we came on board, we have revitalized the
health sector . We have commissioned about 46 primary health care
facilities with over 15 awaiting commissioning by the state governor”.
“This facility is very strategic in the sense that this ward called
ward 12, in Calabar South has the largest voting strength in the last
elections. They had about 40 thousand eligible voters from this ward.
And so we must thank Gov. Ben Ayade for this”. Edu said.
When asked to explain on the kind of equipment put in place at the
newly commissioned health care centre, the DG said, “This facility is
fully equipped with ten beds, inside the facility we have a very
digital ultra-modern delivery room where women can go for delivery
with a recovery room.