Sunday, 15 July 2018

AYADECARE : Cross River State Govt trains Healthcare providers across the state

As part of the process to ensure that Cross River State have good foundation for the implementation of Cross River State Health Insurance Scheme, frontline healthcare providers who are the gate keepers and focal  point for the Cross River State Health Insurance Scheme according to Azu Ibiam have been trained by USAID health Finance and Governance across the three senatorial district.

Ibiam said participants were drawn from among health workers, PHC coordinator of the LGAs, Officers In charge of primary health  facilities, Private and General Hospital with labour leaders in attendance.

Speaking,  DG CRSPHCDA, Dr Betta Edu said the state health insurance can not work if primary health care workers are not fully committed to the process. She said the meeting was important and timely to ensure those who the Cross River State Health Insurance scheme, are relying on to deliver quality services to enrollees understand their role.

According to her, over 10 containers of hospital equipment are been distributed to PHCs while over 10 built and refurbished Primary Health Facilities are ready for commissioning and these are the facilities earmarked for the scheme.

She noted that the issue of PHC staff behaviorial change and administration which is a key point for the success of the scheme is been addressed and recently 54 Health Workers are facing sanction over issues of extortion and charging public for free healthcare. We are working on improving the system in totality.

Earlier Speaking, Special Adviser Insurance and Head of Cross River State Health Insurance scheme, Chief Godwin Iyala said the training started at Ogoja and Ikom for healthcare providers in Northern and Central Cross River State.

He said it was vital to engage health providers who are the bedrock of the scheme by building their capacity and prepare them ahead of the task.

Labour leaders gave their support but have however stated that Government fulfil its part of the bargain to ensure sustainability