Friday, 17 July 2020

Over 5000 Health workers to benefit from Covid19 training in C'River

Ekpenyong addressing primary Healthcare workers 

26th June 2020 

CALABAR, the Cross River State Primary Health Care Development Agency has flagged off the Local Government Area training of over 5,000 Health workers on covid19 and other infectious disease prevention.

Flagging off the training in Obanliku Local Government Area, the Director-General of the Cross River State Primary health care Development Agency Dr. Janet Ekpenyong charged participants to pay maximum attention in order to get abreast with new global practices in the fight against various infectious diseases and modern medical practices.

Ekpenyong who said though the state is Covid19 free as reported by the National Centre for Disease Control, best medical solution to any pandemic identifies prevention as the best form of the fight as she applauded the state government for taking proactive steps in managing the spread of the disease in the state.

In her words, Ekpenyong said a worthy collaboration between Cross River State Government and developmental partners like the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency has helped the grassroots health care providers to meet global and acceptable needs and practices as she further assured Cross Riverians of the professionalism of staff in the Cross River State Primary health care agency and their commitment towards actualizing the vision of the state governor in providing quality healthcare.

On her part, one of the state facilitators, Ms. Bassey Henshaw said the training has given participants the opportunity to equip themselves with prerequisite knowledge in combating various communicable diseases while also thanking the state governor and the DG state primary health care for spearheading various training and ensuring capacity building among health workers in the state.

Dr. Ekpenyong further took a tour to various training centers in some LGAs in the Northern Senatorial Districts including Bekwarra, Boki, Etung, Obudu, Ogoja, and Yala.

The training which is coming as a resolve to the online training of state facilitators is meant to be gazetted to the local government level, ward level, and will be stepped down to facility level.

Over 5,000 participants drawn from the  Primary Health care, Various secondary facilities, Military Hospitals and Clinics, and private facilities across the 18 LGAs are expected to be taught on how to manage suspected clients, how to detect covid19 in patients who display various symptoms, the proper use of Personal protective kits, and other preventive measures.