Monday, 5 June 2017

Anambra state govt provides keke n’pep ambulance to health centres


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 By Okechukwu Onuegbu

Anambra State government has said that it has renovated 63 Primary Health Care Centres (PHC) in different parts of the state, as well as provided them with tricycle (Keke n’pep) ambulance for easy accessibility and effective emergency response to the health centers.

The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Joe Akabuike, who disclosed this at one-day Policy Dialogue for Health Sector Stakeholders recently held in Awka by the Civil Resource Development and Documentation (CIRDDOC) and Coalition of Eastern NGOs (CENGOS), noted that they were to serve as substitute to main ambulance in rural areas for easy transportation of sick people to their nearest health centres for primary health care.

He explained that days were gone when people carry sick people on their backs to hospital or push them on wheel-borrows sequel to unavailability of vehicles to convey them to the hospital. 

The stakeholders’ meeting was aimed at validating the outcome of research on sexual reproductive health and rights and gender-based violence, and to track the state health sector budget with the objective of working out modalities for reducing sexual and gender based violence and increase access to sexual and reproductive health and right (SRHR) information and services.

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