By CrossRiverWatch Admin
The Director General of the Cross River State Primary Health Care Development Agency (CRSPHCDA), Dr. Janet Ekpenyong is seeking improved support for the enhancement of primary health care services across the 18 Local Government Areas of the state.
Dr. Ekpenyong made the appeal during the September edition of the Joint Account Allocation Committee (JAAC) meeting held at Local Government Affairs, Calabar, where she further sought common ground on grassroots health development.
The DG said with the bulk of the population residing and earning their fortunes in the rural areas, more concentration should be moved to enhancing the closest source of health service delivery to them in terms of infrastructure, medical supplies, and health programs.
She noted that there is a need to bridge the gap between the urban and rural health system, its workability, and functionality by continually implementing policies that promote and positively affect the people.
Janet briefed the Chairmen of the forthcoming measles vaccination campaign for children and other maternal and child health programs coming up within the year as she urged them to project the program with the best regard to achieving a hundred percent result.
The meeting was chaired by the Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Dr. Stella Ekpo with all 18 Local Government Chairmen pledging their continued support as well as providing a conducive working environment for the staff.