As part measure towards achieving Universal Health coverage in Kebbi state, the State Government has approved the migration of all primary health care staff to the primary health care agency in the State.
Migration of staff is one of the key processes towards achieving a complete establishment of a Primary Health Care Under One Roof (PHCUOR) for the state.
Addressing newsmen in his office, the Executive Secretary of Primary Health Care Agency Dr. Abubakar Kaoje said that the movement of all the primary health care staff in the state and local government areas is one of the components of the primary health care under one roof adding that the movements will bring sanity to the delivery of primary health care services in the State.
He said that the aim of the migration of the staff of the primary health care to come under one roof as directed by the National Primary Healthcare Agency is to ensure the effective management of health service delivery in the state adding that all the staff working in primary health care department in the local Governments and state would be moved to the primary health care agency in the state.
“Their salaries and offices will be under agency and is also the responsibility of the agency to effect their posting to the various communities for their primary assignment, this is the key component of the primary health care under one roof and we thank God that Governor Atiku Bagudu has approved it” he said.
The Executive Secretary appreciated the support received by the Agency from key government structures in achieving this critical milestone. Of special mention are the office of the Secretary to the State Government, Hon commissioners of Health, Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs and Finance who all played tremendous role in moving the state to this stage.
Other key support received from all the health actors including the European Union funded MNCHN project by UNICEF, NPHCDA and WHO. He then urged all the local Government chairmen to support the system as it is the only way to address the current challenges facing healthcare delivery and to ensure universal healthcare coverage for all in Kebbi state.