The Executive Director of National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Faisal Shaiub on Wednesday led some executive secretaries of State Primary Healthcare Board on Assessment of Primary healthcare services in Calabar metropolis.
The Executive Director was accompanied with the Director General of Cross River State Primary healthcare Agency, Dr Betta Edu to Primary healthcare centre Ekpo Abasi at Mayne Avenue, Calabar.
Speaking, Dr Faisal Shaiub commended the infrastructure and lauded the staff coordination and response to services. He said the assessment is part of the quarterly review of the implementation and the impact evaluation of key performance for Routine Immunisation and Primary healthcare programs in 2018 by charting the way forward for 2019.
The Executive Director who was conducted round the 15 staffed PHC centre in Ekpo Abasi, Calabar South Local government Area and being funded under the revitalisation model of Senator Prof Ben Ayade led administration said he was impressed with the healthcare service delivery and management of the centre.
The Executive Director however observed the lack of space in the facility, though the the DG of Cross River State Primary healthcare Agency, Dr Betta Edu was quick in responding by saying 80% of health facilities in Calabar metropolis don’t have enough land space due to limited availability of lands for structural building. She noted that the land in which the present health facility is built was carved out from the Secondary School.
She thanked the Executive Director and Executive secretaries for finding time to assesed Ekpo Abasi health facility and others in Calabar.
The Assessment includes infrastructure, supply chain and logistics, data tools, observation of PHC services, training, advocacy, communication and social mobilisation, financial support and Human results for health.
The Assessment team was divided into five groups of Executive secretaries who went to PHC Ikot Ansa, PHC Ikot Ishie, PHC Big Qua and PHC Anantigha.