World Health Day: DTSG Assures Deltans On Access to Quality Healthcare Services Without Discrimination

The Delta State Government has reiterated its commitment to the continuous implementation of policies aimed at promoting public health and preventive care.

The Delta State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Joseph Onojaeme made this known in his message to Deltans as part of activities to commemorate the 2024 World Health Day, held on the 7th of April every year with the theme “My Health, My Right”.

“The Delta State Ministry of Health understands the importance of prioritizing health as a basic human right. This government is committed to ensuring that every citizen has access to quality healthcare services without discrimination. We have been working tirelessly positioning the ONE HEALTH approach as a major strategy along with other high impact interventions” the Commissioner disclosed.

Dr. Onojaeme pointed out that as part of measures to improve on the health care delivery in the State and address the shortage of health personnel in government owned hospitals due to brain drain, the Governor Oborevwori administration recently commenced the employment and deployment of more human resources such as Doctors and Nurses across the 66 secondary health facilities in the State, while the process for recruitment of other cadre of health personnel is almost completed.

“Furthermore, we have procured and distributed hospital equipment across both Secondary and Primary Health Care facilities, enhanced skills by building the capacity of health care workers across the State” the Commissioner added.

He said the Ministry of Health has remained intentional on its interventions in the Primary Health Care Centers which are the bedrock of prompt community diagnosis and treatment and would continue to improve on service delivery across all the facilities in the State.

“On this World Health Day, I reaffirm our commitment to promoting health as a fundamental human right, advocating for policies that prioritize health equity and ensuring that no one is left behind, while empowering individuals to make informed decisions about their health and well-being” the Commissioner reiterated.

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