Saturday, 7 October 2017

Ayade’s intervention is unusual in Eniong Abatim community - Village Chief.

|Prince Charles| 7th October, 2017| 
In the 84 years of my existence in this village we have never had anyone cross this river with drugs and all what you have brought to see us. We are most times forgotten. - Chief
Cross River State Primary Healthcare Development Agency in collaboration with Vital Signs the facilitators of Ayadecare Home Health Services for rural communities last weekend extended its free health outreach and Home care services to Eniong Abatim Community in Odukpani Local Government Area of Cross River State.
The outreach which was supported By Chief Asuquo Ekpeyong, provided free basic medical check up such as Blood Pressure, Malaria test and free medical consultations, Vitamin A supplementation to children and health talk was graced by Director General of Cross River State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Betta Edu, Director General Bureau of Public Private Partnership ,Mr Udiba Effiong Udiba and CEO of Vital Signs, Dr Genevieve Barnaby.
Speaking, Dr Betta Edu said the outreach was packaged to enlighten the community about various health challenges in the State and the ways to curb them. It was to sensitize them on how to prevent monkey pox, wash their hands and protect themselves from diseases.
She said the outreach is also targeted to mostly indigent women and children with priority to elderly persons.
According to her Eniong Abatim people are in dire need of medical care, stressing that due to lack of easy accessibility to the community through land it has been difficult for the community to benefit from the Ayade Care Health Package before now.
She noted that with the introduction of Ayadecare " State Health Insurance Scheme" the community and other Hard to Reach communities in Cross River State will be provided with uninterrupted quality healthcare services for almost free.
Dr Edu advised them against the use of mosquito net for farming and other agricultural purposes which she said was harmful and dangerous to the health. Over 500 long lasting insecticide nets was distributed at enyon abatim.l
Also Speaking, DG BPPP, Mr Udiba Effiong who is an indigene of the community said more of such intervention in Eniong Abatim will be coming as healthcare of the people remain one cardinal priority of the Governor, His Excellency, Senator ( Prof) Ben Ayade.
He charged the people of Eniong Abatim to continue supporting the programs of the Governor.
Earlier Speaking, Dr Genevieve Barnaby said with the emergence of Ayadecare in Cross River State, Home Health Care services to vulnerable people in the rural communities forms part of the reasons they came to Odukpani.
She call on the community to take advantage of the outreach by mobilizing more people for the medical check up and other consultations.
Long lasting insecticide treated nets were also distributed to mothers and children with free drugs.