Cross River Government Extends Primary Health Workers Audit To March 2

In Breaking News, Health, National News, Reports

By CrossRiverWatch Admin

DG CRSPHCDA, Dr.Betta Edu (Sitting) screening a Primary Health Care worker in Ikom

The audit of Primary Health Workers in Cross River State will now conclude on Thursday, March 2, 2017 the Cross River State government says.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Director General of the Cross River State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Betta Edu and a copy made available to CrossRiverWatch Tuesday in Calabar.

The statement disclosed that the process actually ended on Friday, February 24 but was extended by two days to allow those who had issues to appear at the agency’s headquarters in Calabar for the screening and capturing of biometrics.

The process had begun February 1, at Calabar before moving to Ugep, Ikom, Ogoja and then Obudu local government areas with staff in the health and social welfare departments in the 18 local government areas of the state screened to ascertain their professionalism with a view to ascertaining the actual workforce in the Primary Health Care system.

The process backed by the World Health Organisation saw the agency’s management seize fake certificates with a representative of the Labor union present throughout to ensure the workers rights were not trampled on.

Over 2000 people were screened CrossRiverWatch gathered. But, there are over 4000 in the payroll of the government.

The need for the process according to Dr. Edu arose from the fact that the 1,013 Primary Health facilities were understaffed and warned the workers to desist from unethical practices that has led to the drop in faith by Cross Riverians on the Primary Health System.

Citing cases where she pretended to be a patient and was worked out, Betta said the process was not to witch hunt anyone but to determine the actual workforce as the state aims to achieve universal health coverage at the end of 2018.

Since You Are Here, Support Good Journalism


CrossRiverWatch was founded on the ideals of deploying tech tools to report in an ethical manner, news, views and analysis with a narrative that ensures transparency in governance, a good society and an accountable democracy.

Everyone appreciates good journalism but it costs a lot of money. Nonetheless, it cannot be sacrificed on the altar of news commercialisation.

Consider making a modest contribution to support CrossRiverWatch's journalism of credibility and integrity in order to ensure that all have continuous free access to our noble endeavor.

CLICK HERE

New Feature: Don't miss any of our news again.Get all our articles in your facebook chat box.Click the Facebook Messenger Icon below to subscribe now

Text Advert by CRWatch :Place Yours

Will You To Learn How To Make Millions Of Naira Making Special Creams From Your Kitchen?.Click Here


Expose Your Business And Make More Sales. Advertise On CrossRiverWatch.com Today

You may also read!

Prince Jedy Agba, Minister Of State For Power Accused Of Abuse Of Power

By Archibong Jeremiah The Minister of State for Power, Prince Jedy Agba has been urged to respect press freedom

Read More...

#Calabar: Effect Of Looting Bites Hard, Fuel Price Hits N600 Per Liter As Total Blackout Enters Day 4

By Archibong Jeremiah The chaos which disrupted the #EndSARS, #EndPoliceBrutality and #EndBadGovernance protest in Calabar, the Cross River State

Read More...

#Calabar: Remains Of 117 Year Old Psychiatric Hospital After Historic Looting (PICTURES)

By Jonathan Ugbal While owners of public and private facilities as well as individuals count the losses suffered after

Read More...

Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.

Mobile Sliding Menu

Share this now