The Director General of the Cross River State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Janet Ekpenyong has assured Cross Riverians of Improved Healthcare services all through the year 2022 .
The DG who made this known in a new year message to Cross Riverians, disclosed that , the state Primary Healthcare Agency is commited to the complete eradication of preventable deaths as health workers are now committed to offering profound services to citizens.
She encouraged citizens to seek first health services in the nearest Health centre closest to them instead of relying on orthodox predictions and “gambles” for cure and better services.
Regarding the global pandemic, (Covid-19), the DG said, it has not affected the quality of services offered in health facilities as designations are been made for the smooth flow of other services regardless.
She said the pandemic has not prevented progress in the improvement of quality healthcare offered to citizens across the state noting that , more than ever, health workers more than ever are motivated to give their best in the actualization of Universal Health Coverage.
She further thanked partners for their delibrate contributions to ensuring that Cross River State maintain the lead in health care delivery and the implementation of various health programs to the benefit of the general populace.
“I have met and interacted with my team across the 18 Local Government Areas, I can assure you all of the total commitment to duty and the zeal to surpass our previous achievements, no individual or community will suffer neglect .
This is a call to all well meaning individuals, Community and Religious leaders to encourage their followers to patronize our facilities instead of running to traditional medicine dealers whose professionalism remains a doubt.
For our staff and volunteers, We will continue to strive for better welfare for our staff and ensure that their needs are well attended to, as an encouragement to give in their best at all times.
In terms of professionalism and staff behavior, We have already set up a team to ensure that, mismanagement and poor attitude to work are curtailed so that everyone will get full value for services in our facilities.
In the area of adaptation to new work ethics, we are going to organize training for staff to abreast them with new trends in family planning, immunization, antenatal, infectious diseases and other clinical services especially now that there is huge traffic as a result of the lunch of the state social health insurance scheme.
I must appreciate the efforts of their excellencies, the Governor of Cross River State, Senator Ben Ayade and his amiable wife, the state deputy Governor and his wife, Professor Ivara Esu and Mrs Omotunde Esu, the speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt.Hon. Eteng Jones, and other members of the state house of Assembly, the Commissioner for Health, Dr Betta Edu and other Directors and staff in the state Ministry of health, Directors and staff of Cross River State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Directors of Local Government Health Authority, Directors in the State Health Agency, Local and International Partners, health stakeholders and other concerned Citizens, take our words and believe in the process as we cruise on a rollercoaster of ever improving health services.
Once again, Happy New Year and do have a prosperous 12 Months of excellence”.
Dr Janet Ekpenyong
Director General, Cross River State Primary Healthcare Development Agency.