The Permanent Secretary of the Rivers State Primary Health Care Management Board, Dr. Agiriye Harry, has promised adequate medical care for all flood-displaced persons in Akinima, Ahoada local government area of the state.
The Permanent Secretary stated this when he and some Directors of the Board visited health centres in the flood-affected communities in Ahoada West Local Government Area to sympathize with them.
Dr. Harry who met with the Chairman of the L.G.A, Honourable Hope Ikiriko, at Akinima council headquarters and also the paramount ruler of Akinima, Chief Afuashi Belema Richard, said the Board will ensure that proper medical attention is provided with adequate water supply at the Model Primary Health Centres to prevent the spread of any disease outbreak.
Furthermore, the Permanent Secretary informed the Chairman and the Paramount ruler that all other Primary Health Care activities will be extended to the Internally Displaced Persons’ Camps to ensure adequate health coverage in the area.
While visiting the IDP camps, he promised to provide insecticide-treated nets, drugs and water for them, adding that health care workers will be on ground to take care of their health needs.
He sympathized with all the affected communities and promised that government through the Primary Health Care Management Board will do its best for the people of the area.
Responding, the Paramount ruler of Akinima thanked the PS for the visit and also urged the Permanent Secretary to consider other displaced persons who are not in the IDP camps. Chief Afuashi equally called on government at various levels to come to the aid of Ahoada West people.