ACOMIN seeks to extend quality primary health care services to more LGA's in Anambra state.

By Uzo Ugwunze

Fifteen Community based organisations CBOs under the auspices of Civil Society for Malaria control, Immunisation, and Nutrition ACOMIN in Anambra state on Friday converged at Leisure Hilton hotel in Anambra state to discuss the way forward in promoting better healthcare services to residents in the state especially as it affects the optimal function of Primary health care services in the state

The state Coordinator Mrs Chioma Okeke said the monthly meeting was to give stock of the progress made in ensuring that residents, especially those in rural areas have access to quality health care in line with the set objectives of the project C19 Response mechanism (RM)/ Resilient and sustainable system for health (RSSH).

According to her ,findings from 5 local governments In Anambra state, namely Aguata, Awka South, Anambra East, Dunukofia and Nnewi South showed that the states capacity to deliver quality primary health care was being impeded by

a number of challenges.
"Some of the challenges affecting the discharge of standard primary health care services includes lack of power supply, water , medical personnel and drugs , absence of Covid and HIV guidance and counseling department,dirty environment, insecurity, exploitation of patients , attitudinal problems,and dilapidated infrastructure among others," she said

Mrs Okeke however noted that the essence of the meeting was to find solutions to the challenges of PHCs and sought for cooperation of members of the community even as she assured them of the state governments support and intervention in cases beyond their capacity.

Also speaking Mrs Chaimaka Ogwuejiofor who represented the Programs Director of the Tuberculosis unit of the Anambra state ministry of health appreciated the findings of the CBOs and reiterated the State government's commitment to cooperate and partner with ACOMIN to ensure that basic and essential health care is affordable and accessible to residents in every nook and corner of the state.