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Health Indices : Kogi State Will Do Well -Health Commissioner

todayFebruary 23, 2024 8

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Healthcare personnel in rural areas have been advised to update their knowledge to improve their response to disease outbreaks.

Kogi State Commissioner for Health, Doctor Abdulazeez Adams gave the advise at the opening of a three-day Surveillance Training of Local Government Area, Rapid Response Teams in Lokoja.

The three-day training organized by the Kogi State Ministry of Health in partnership with the World Health Organisation, WHO, under the COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Project, COPREP is holding simultaneously in five locations.

They include Anyigba, Idah, Kabba, Okene, and Lokoja.

Declaring the training open, Kogi state Commissioner for Health, Doctor Abdulazeez Adams said the training was apt as the state government was focusing attention on primary healthcare delivery.

According to Doctor Adams, “Once government is able to address the concerns of health at the primary level, you would be able to address over 50% of healthcare challenges in any society.”

He pointed out that Governor Usman Ododo’s administration has placed priority on health and that Kogi would be ranked among the best in terms of health indices and other assessments across the country.

The Commissioner implored the participants to give the training all the seriousness it deserves as it would strengthen the capacity of Local Government health personnel.

Mr Taiye Arujojoye and Mrs Victoria Daniel who are participating in the training expressed optimism that the programme would impact positively on participants during public health emergencies.

In a remark, Kogi State Epidemiologist and COPREP Coordinator, Doctor Ojotule Austin highlighted the objectives of the programme to include ability to conduct rapid risk assessment and effective community engagement by participants.

Ohikwo Mohamed, Edited By Grace Namiji

Written by: Editorial Team

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