By Peter Bassey
Dr Betta Edu, Director General of Cross River State Primary Health Care Development Agency (CRSPHCDA) was among special guests at the Review Meeting of Community Governance Structures in Calabar.
The review meeting which was organized by National Orientation Agency (NOA) and was held in Calabar had participant across the three senatorial district of the state.
According to the State Director of NOA Mrs Florence Usang, the review meeting was in line with the agency’s responsibility of reorienting the community workers in the state in order to improve health targets in various communities, likewise catching up with international best practices.
Addressing participant at the meeting, Dr. Betta Edu thanked the NOA for the opportunity given to her to address community opinion leaders and stressed the need for the Agency to lend their support in respect to reorienting Cross Riverians toward the abuse of long treated net, a situation she said is fast becoming the order of the day in the state.
She explained that, the use of long treated insecticide nets for agricultural purpose calls for worry, as chemicals used in the treatment of this nets may be cancerous, poisonous and harmful to human health. She charge the health workers across the state to caution their people on the use of mosquito nets in covering crops, storing of grains or even filtering of oil, pap etc.
She further reminded participants at the review meeting of the Ayade Care initiative, an insurance scheme she described as giving less to gain more. Adding that with 1000, you can get quality health care, and encourage those above 18 years to key in.
The initiative is free to Children, pregnant Women and the aged. She advocated for full community mobilization for the next round of National Immunisation plus days coming up from. 6 – 10th may 2017
Writes from Calabar
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