Delta State governor and vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has said the strengthening of primary health care is the strategy of his administration to achieve universal health coverage.
He said this at the commissioning of healthcare facilities for distribution to various primary healthcare centres in Asaba, the state capital donated by the Delta State Oil Producing Area Development Commission (DESOPADEC). Okowa said it remained a veritable tool to reduce the burden of diseases and tackle emerging and re-emerging health challenges in the state communities.
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Acknowledging the role of DESOPADEC in actualising the vision of government in the state, the governor who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Ogbueshi Patrick Ukah, said the equipment would enhance health care delivery at the primary level across the state.
Okowa enjoined local government health authority officials to optimally utilise the equipment to the benefit of individuals, households and communities to reduce maternal and child mortality in the state.