A nine-man committee to see to the improvement of health indices on critical human areas of polio eradication, immunization and save one million lives programs for result in the state has been inaugurated at Government House, Abakaliki.
Correspondent, Idam Eleri, reports that members of the committee who were drawn from the office of the Deputy Governor, representatives of World Health, three council chairmen, one from each zone of the state, ministry of Health, traditional institution, and other relevant bodies.
The state Governor, Engr David Nweze Umahi represented by the deputy, Governor, Dr. Kelechi Igwe charged the committee to carry out a survey, work in harmony, enumerate health challenges, and evolve strategies to tackling them, with possible recommendations for necessary action and government implementation, to achieving expected results.
He explained that government was committed to providing more health interventions through the provision of hospital consumables, ambulances in case of emergencies and suggested information management center for easy collection of health reports for prompt government attention and necessary decision.
The Permanent Secretary-designate, State ministry of health, Dr. Chris Achi assured that the committee would work optimally to improve the health indices in the state with appropriate data, assuring that efforts would be intensified on supervision of health facilities in the state.
Another member of the committee, Elder Steve Orogwu called for proper training of Community Health Extension workers on medical and health allied areas for effective health care delivery system, to minimize maternal and morbidity cases.
There were slide presentations by the representatives of the state ministry of Health and World Health Organization on immunization and save one million lives for results.
The committee has one week to submit its report.