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Kwara committed to improved healthcare for emergency matters



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The Kwara State Government has assured that healthcare system will be better equipped to further combat challenging situations especially on matters of emergencies.

This is part of the government’s desire for more proactive move to addressing challenges associated with the management of healthcare emergencies, NEWSNGR has gathered.

The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Amina Ahmed El-Imam stated this, in Ilorin, during the week at the third bimonthly meeting, held by members of the State Project Steering Committee (SPSC), at the board room of the Ministry.

The Commissioner, who is also the Chairperson for the committee, noted that, “this administration’s commitment to health care, under the leadership of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq (CON), is highly commendable, adding that: “Kwara State Ministry of Health, is assiduously implementing the stipulated activities and training under the COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Project (CoPREP) in conjunction with Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC).”

Dr. El-Imam equally commended the cooperation enjoyed from the collaborating Ministries, in the state, which has enabled her ministry to accomplish it’s mandates, in the health sector.

She therefore thanked members of the Committee, for their efforts at improving on their rolls, to complement Government efforts at ensuring a good health service delivery, to the good people of Kwara State.

The Commissioner gave kudos to the State Coordinator of World Health Organization, Dr Emanuel Eyitayo for WHO’s readiness to further partner with the State, on Emergency situations, whenever the need arises.

Earlier the Project Coordinator of CoPREP, Dr. Khadijat Kamaldeen, had highlighted the various levels of trainings undertaken, to equip health workers in the State, such as reinforcement of the surveillance and epidemiology team, infection prevention, as well as gender related trainings, sensitization and advocacy amongst others.

Some of the members of SPSC in attendance include: the state Commissioner for Water Resources, Mallam Usman Yunusa Lade, his counterpart from Communications Ministry, Mrs Bolanle Olukoju, represented by the Permanent Secretary, Mallam Yahyah Muhammad, Director, Primary Healthcare Development Agency Dr Michael Oguntoye, and other members of the State Project implementation unit.