A newly renovated, refurbished and well equipped primary health care center has been commissioned by the wife of Governor Ben Ayade; Dr Linda Ayade to boast healthcare delivery in Adagom Community, Ogoja LGA and support the over 20000 Cameroon Refugees that are camped 500 meters away from the health center.
His Excellency, Senator Prof Ben Ayade who was represented by his wife, Dr Mrs Linda Ayade said the gesture will improved maternal and child health, primary care and infectious disease control and prevention in the community housing thousands of Cameroonian refugees.
She thanked UNHCR for their support to the process, noting that already her organisation, Mediatrix Development Foundation is already domicile there to give healthcare support to the refugees for the next one year.
She charged them to make good use of the facility and also made cash donations to youths, women, chiefs and healthworkers as encouragement for their good services and resilient nature.
Also Speaking, Commissioner for Health, Dr Inyang Asibong implore the people to support Governor Ben Ayade and vote massively for all PDP candidates so that the community will keep enjoying government support to healthcare and other developments. According to her the primary health center will go along way to improve health services in the area.
The clan Head of the village said ADAGOM had never been remembered in the past but now Ayade has remembered them with health facility, school water project etc. the must reciprocate.
Earlier Speaking, Director General of Cross River State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Betta Edu said when she came here first she met a woman delivering on a wooden table supported by stones while the only bed in the ward was supported by sticks. She thanked Dr Linda Ayade for taking up the 72 hrs challenge which has improved the facility for effective delivery of healthcare services to the refugees and communities. She noted that it was necessary for the Governor to make available adequate health infrastructure, medical equipment, drugs and well-trained medical personnel of which the recruitment is ongoing for Adagom Community in Ogoja LGA.
She tasked the community to continue protecting the facility against any form of evil perpetuation while assuring them that more will be done for the community in 2019 immediately the Governor comes back to complete his mandate.
The head of UNHCR Mr Josiah was very grateful to the Government for it support to the project and more importantly the NGO of the wife of the Governor Mediatrix Development foundation for their support. He noted that UNHCR are ready to do lots more to improve the lives of the refugees and their host communities.
The people of Adagom Community received their renewed health facility in a happy and joyous mood while promising their support and votes for his excellency and all PDP candidates. Thousands came out from the communities to welcome the First Lady entourage.