PHCs are open nationwide despite Covid-19 lockdown – NPHCDA

By Hassan Zaggi

Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib, has disclosed that despite the lockdown in some states of the federation as a result of the Covid-19, Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) will continue to render services to Nigerians in all nooks and crannies of the country.

He disclosed this in a statement, in Abuja, Friday.

He, therefore, urged parents and caregivers to take their children to primary health care facilities in any part of the country when the need arises.

A statement personally signed by the Executive Director noted that: “The general public, especially parents and caregivers are hereby informed that all Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) remain open throughout the country, including states with a lockdown order.

“The outbreak of COVID-19 in the country should not affect the routine services provided by the PHCs.

Governments at the national, state and local levels have put in place measures for safe delivery of all Primary Health Care services at the PHC centres.

“I, therefore, urge parents and caregivers to continue, as usual, to take their children to the PHCs closest to them for immunization, growth monitoring, ante natal care, child birth and all other PHC related service delivery.

“All caregivers, health workers and Nigerians are advised to obey all government guidelines on social distancing, frequent hand washing with soap and water, self isolation, etc throughout the period of COVID-19 outbreak.”

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