The Cross River State Government last week took delivery of medical equipment worth over 30 million Naira from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under its Project Commission on Urgent Relief and Equipment (PROJECT C.U.R.E) program.
The state becomes the first in Nigeria to receive such aid aimed at improving access to quality healthcare for the vulnerable with state officials disclosing it will boost the successful implementation of the state health insurance scheme, tagged ‘Ayadecare’.
The equipment valued at USD100,000 are life saving tools that will improve diagnosis, treatment and care in Primary Health Centers, a message from the state Primary Health Care Development Agency (CRSPHCDA) said.
The commissioner for health in the state, Dr. Inyang Asibong while receiving the equipment said the supply implemented by Pathfinder International was the implementation of a promise made 8 months back to help in the implementation of ‘Ayadecare’.
The Director General of the CRSPHCDA, Dr. Betta Edu who was represented by an advisor in her office, Felicitas Boco said the PROJECT C.U.R.E support will help create a better working environment for staff, build residents confidence in Primary Health Care facilities and improve health service delivery.
Other items received so far include: “over 2000 office supplies, Glucometer, Ostoscope/Ophthalmoscope wall, Speculum, Oximeter, Suction Machines, Thermometer, six (6) 100 and 300 watts transformer, beds, Urinary Catheters, 360 diapers and wipes, Refrigerators, Office chairs, Syringes, Laboratory Coats, Educational Models, 14 Stethoscopes, Nebulizer, Ultrasound scan among others,” the message read.
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