Tidi acknowledges challenges in running health centres

Chairman of Warri South Local Government, Dr. Michael Tidi has acknowledged challenges in running the 13 primary


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Tidi acknowledges challenges in running health centres
Matron, Pessu Primary Healthcare Centre, Mrs. Tosanwumi Ohohe, conducting members of Course 41 NIPSS round the healthcare centre, while Dr. Tidi & others observe

 

Chairman of Warri South Local Government, Dr. Michael Tidi has acknowledged challenges in running the 13 primary health care centres in Warri South Local Government Area.

Dr. Tidi identified inadequate staff, especially medical doctors, shortage of medical equipment, difficulty in accessing the riverine health centres as a result of speedboats that are not readily available and the urgent need to renovate the health centres at Orugbo, Igbudu as well as Ukpokiti as some challenges facing his administration in the task of providing effective primary health care services.

 

 

Dr. E.S Mamman (right) making a presentation to Dr. Michael Tidi (left) while others observe

 

The Warri South Local Government Chairman who made the disclosure Wednesday May 15 at the Warri South Council Main Secretariat in Warri, when he played host to the Course 41 Participants of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, NIPSS, Kuru, noted that Matrix Energy and Gas, Which embarked on the upgrading of Ubeji Primary Health Care Centre to a Cottage Hospital, is the only company/corporate body that has assisted his administration in the provision of primary healthcare services.

He explained that the council have within available resources, ensure that drugs and other consumables, required for administration of the health centres are provided, while the primary health care staff are trained and retrained.

The Director –General of National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Jonathan M. Juma in his remarks, noted that President Muhammmadu Buhari mandated the Course 41 Participants to embark on the study tour of primary health care centres across the country, with a view to creating model that would address challenges confronting efficient primary health care delivery.

Chairman, Governing Board of Delta State Contributory Health Commission, DSC HC, Dr. Isaac Akpoveta and the Director – General of the Commission, Dr. Ben Nkechuka, addressed the NIPSS participants, even as they were conducted on a study tour of Pessu Health centre by the executive of Warri South local Government Council led by Dr. Tidi.

Cross Section of members of Course 41 NIPSS, in-company of Dr. Tidi (Middle) & executive members

of Warri South Council. Right of Dr. Tidi is Jonathan M. Juma

 

 

 



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