by crossriverwatch admin
The Chairman of Abi Local Government Council Mrs Edith Amadi has flagged off the first round of 2014 Maternal New Born and Child Health Week (MNHW).
Performing the flag off ceremony at the Itigidi Civic Center, Hon Mrs Amadi remarked that it was Council’s desire to make health care delivery in Abi a model for other Local Government Areas in the state while charging Abi mothers to always take full advantage of all health care initiatives by the state and local government by regularly visiting the Primary Health Care Centers closest to them for proper medical attention as well as ensuring that their babies get the necessary Medicare.
She hinted that apart from the routine monitoring and supervision carried out by the Primary Health Care Department of the Council, there was also a team of task force comprised of herself, the Supervisor for Health Barrister Lawrence Edu, the Head of Local Government Administration Mrs Evelyn Efa as well as the Abi Primary Health Care Coordinator Mr Samuel Egbe to ensure effective health care delivery across the council area.
Mrs Amadi who praised governor Imoke’s health care initiatives which she described as marvelous also averred that Cross River was truly a state fit for a child because governments at state and local government levels have demonstrated so much commitment to this end.
While reminding mothers that her administration would never compromise on the healthcare of Abi children, she further commended the governor of the state Senator Liyel Imoke, the Donor Partners; the World Health Organization, UNICEF as well as the National Primary HealthCare Development Agency (NPHCDA) for their necessary interventions in Primary Health Care Delivery in Cross River.
The event also witness the ‘hand wash’ demonstration and subsequent administration of Vitamin A capsules, Albendazole and others which would help to enhance the immunity of the child, distribution of insecticide treated nets to mothers as well as the presentation of Birth Certificates to infants, amongst others by the Chairman of Council Mrs Edith Amadi who was assisted by the Leader of the Abi Legislative Council Pastor Joshua Akali Igboke.
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