Saturday, 5 August 2017

Ugwuanyi: Our Resolve to Offer Quality Healthcare Unchanged


Rebecca Ejifoma

In line with its vision to make Enugu State the choice destination for medical treatment in the country, the State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has reiterated the commitment  of his administration towards providing more qualitative, affordable and accessible healthcare service and delivery to the people of the state.
Ugwuanyi said this when the Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, who was at the alongside Heads of Federal Government  Health institutions paid a courtesy visit in the State Government House. 
The governor, who described the visit as “most pertinent and timely”, expressed that it coincided with the efforts of his government to improve healthcare delivery in the state “particularly through the maintenance of strategic cooperation and collaboration with Federal Health Institutions and facilities in the state”.
He, however, promised that his administration would continue to promote and lend firm support to the efforts by the federal government to upgrade the equipment and facilities and the services available in the affected institutions.
“On our own as a Government, we have taken steps to review the health policy of the state in order to ensure more efficiency and effectiveness. To this end, we are making efforts to upgrade, re-equip and reposition existing state health institutions including the ESUT Teaching Hospital”, Ugwuanyi added.
Meanwhile, the Minister who was in Enugu on an oversight visit to all Federal Ministry of Health Facilities in the state to see and seek ways of improving the facilities to serve the people as well as enhance the collaboration between the federal government and the state, lauded the governor for the warm reception and good governance in the state. 
Ehanire pleaded: “We seek the collaboration and assistance of the state government towards the improvement of the federal government health facilities, which provides very useful services that help all of us.”