By Daniel Ezeigwe
Wife of the Governor of Anambra State, Mrs Nonye Soludo has assured that with the current strategic engagements and interventions taking effect in the state’s health sector, counts on mother and child deaths would be effectively cut down in the shortest time.
Mrs Soludo who was speaking in Awka, explained that so far the state has made significant progress on policy implementation, including recruitments and training of health professionals in different health facilities in Anambra State on the best service delivery.
The Anambra governor’s wife noted that her husband’s administration took into account the need to urgently intervene in primary health care efficiency, and has made solid investments in the state’s health sector and rehabilitated public health facilities that were previously non-functional.
She stated that with current digital records and adequate follow-up on all the over 600 primary health care centres in Anambra State, government is making strategic efforts to ensure that every public health facility offers efficiency, especially to those in the rural areas.
Mrs Soludo also explained that having rehabilitated some general hospitals in the state to meet world class standards, the state government has made both primary and secondary health care preferences easy for every resident of Anambra State.
The governor’s wife also described the introduction of telemedicine and emergency ambulance services into the state’s health sector as proactive, said that what makes all the interventionary measures significant is their affordability, efficiency and patient-friendliness.
The Anambra first lady also explained that apart from providing specific health plans for women and children, the state government has also offered free treatments for cervical cancer, cleft lip and palate, vaccination against rotavirus, measles, Lassa fever and other infant killer diseases.
She further stated that strategic relationships with international development partners like the World Health Organization (WHO), European Union (EU) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), among others, have yielded immense results and are helping the state to meet up with basic targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).